Grandparents Day: Long Distance Hug

So grandparents day was technically last week…but at our kids school we won’t be celebrating it until October. But in any case I think this fun little gift would be loved and appreciated by grandparents ANY time of the year….Mother’s day, Valentine’s day…you name it!!

I don’t remember where I saw this idea….maybe Family Fun, maybe not.
If you’ve seen this idea can you point me in the
right direction so I can give the proper credit?

I wanted to make something
fun and thoughtful for grandparents day.
I saw this idea and knew it would be awesome.
Since we don’t live very close to my in-laws I thought this was right up our alley, making something meaningful, creative and out of the ordinary.

Here’s what I did:

I had the kids lie down on butcher paper and stretch out their arms.
Then I traced around their arms…
and a little bit of their body two times.
I cut their arms out (of the paper).

I stamped their hands with child-safe ink
(basically that just means it will wash off easily)
onto white paper and cut their hand prints out.

Then I cut out a big heart for each set of arms.
I used double sided tape to attach the hands
to the arms and the heart to the body.
Wrote “I Love you this much” and called it good.

 Then I folded the arms in and put it in an envelope! What a fun surprise this will be!!!

Like I said, this fun and easy gift would be perfect any time of the year
but especially grandparents day!!
Or just a fun pick me up for family living far apart.

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