We decided to “send hugs” to some of our loved ones with this fun craft:
- First we made painted handprints (if your child doesn’t enjoy the feeling paint on their hands, you could substitute with tracing the outline of their hands)
- Once the paint is dry, we cut out the handprints (depending on the age of your child, you may want to do the cutting for them)
- Use a hole punch to make a hole at the base of the palm of each of the handprints (my daughter enjoyed trying to use the hole punch, but needed some extra help) *you could save the punches to use as confetti for other crafts
- Measure the length of your child’s arms (have them stretch their arms out on either side to make a ‘T’, measure from wrist to wrist). We had yarn handy, but ribbon would work well too
- Tie two hands together and write a little note on the back of the hand(s)
While making these, we talked about the people we were making them for, what we love about them, memories of time spent together, and how receiving these “hugs” would make them feel.
Big or small, my daughter and I aim for at least one act of kindness each day, and this one was so fun that we’ll be sending more in the next few days!
If you like this idea and decide to give it a try, share pics in the comments! 🙂