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Father’s Day is just around the corner. Keeping with the hand theme from our Mother’s Day craft, I decided to make a Mailable Hug for PopPop and Daddy, although we are not mailing Daddy his hug. He can however keep his hug at work so he can use it whenever he needs it.
The girls made this craft about 5 years ago. The girls are much older so they were able to do these mostly on their own. While I helped the little guy with his part.
The Mailable Hug Craft
The Mailable Hug Craft is a fun and simple craft for toddlers and kids that makes a wonderful gift for moms, dads, grandparents, friends, and family.
Since we were only having to do a total of six hand prints each, the girls’ got a little extra crafty and painted hearts on their palms.
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
- Tape measure
- Old sheet, newspaper, or plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface
- Cover your work surface.
- Paint your toddler’s hand.
- Gently yet firmly press their hand onto the cardstock, hold for a few seconds, and the carefully pull their hand off the paper.
- Repeat with other hand.
- Allow to dry about an hour or two.
- Cut out handprints.
- Have your toddler spread their arms super wide and measure the length from palm to palm. (This can be challenging depending on your toddler and their willingness to cooperate)
- Measure the yarn and cut a piece the same length.
- Glue yarn to back of hands.
- Write a fun message to the recipient letting them know just what kind of valuable gift they received!
“Though we may be far away, here’s a hug to brighten your day!”
“Here’s a hug for you!”
This was such a fun little craft to do with the kids. Another option would be simply tracing their hands, cutting them out, and allowing the kids to decorate them.
Mailable Hugs are not only great for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Grandparents Day but they would be wonderful for a sick relative/friend or even a family member who is far away.
What are your kids making for Father’s Day?
Have a great day!
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