Thursday, February 10, 2011

Long Distance Hug

This year I wanted to send long distance family members a special Valentine from our girls, but I wasn't sure what.  Until I remembered an idea I used a few years ago with my former students (similar to this).  But I didn't want to fold up that much paper into an envelope, so I used ribbon instead.

I measured the arm spans of both girls and cut ribbon the same length (C and I did some comparing with the 2 sizes and measured with the tape measure)



I helped the girls paint hand prints, I cut them out and glued onto the ends of the ribbon.

The grandparents, both near and far, enjoyed receiving their special hugs.

**Not brave enough to use paint with your child?
Trace their hand on construction paper instead**



Check it out, we made this project again
Long Distance Hug Revisited






25 comments:

  1. Cute! Too bad I already mailed the stuff the kids made for Valentine's Day. I'm am filing this away for next year though! Thanks!

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  2. Oh, I'm going to do this today! Grandparents will just get their cards a bit late. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  3. Hugs for any moment! Not only at valentine's day

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  4. This is so cool! I'm going to do this and send it to my husband who is deployed.

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  5. I just LOVE this idea - what a great way to sneak a little math and measurement into our day as well!

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  6. such a great idea. definitely going to do this with my kids for their grandparents.

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  7. Thanks for this great idea. The grandparents LOVED it!!

    http://www.take10withtricia.com/2012/02/we-sent-hugs-in-mail.html

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  8. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/long-distance-hug/


    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  9. I was inspired by this and did a similar version.. http://todolistmom.blogspot.com/2012/02/mail-hug-valentines-toddler-craft.html
    Thanks

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  10. This could be sent any time all year long especially great for get well

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  11. Making this tonight for my sis who needs a hug. Mailing it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aw, I hope it make her feel better!

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    2. Here's the finished product. Thanks, Jodie!

      http://morkenmadness.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-from-afar.html

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  12. we are doing this now for relatives far away. Another for our son's sick friend (she is 7). We incorporated messages and dates on the back sides of the hands... Thanks for the simple, yet GREAT idea! Can't wait to get reactions.

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  13. great idea for relay for life... adding a card to say something about always having a hug and that they are thought of....

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  14. This is a GREAT any time activity for the kids. We don't live close to many of their other family and I can see the smiles on the grandparents faces already!!! My mother in law would probably cry.

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  15. I have just done this with my son for Grandparent's day. I'm sure they will love it.

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  16. I did this with my daughter for her godfather's birthday. We sent it in his card and I wrote instructions on how to get the hug. Thank you for sharing this great idea.

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  17. This is the best idea ever! my sister and family just moved to Africa and we have been trying to come up with good Christmas ideas to send(not big or bulky) this is one of the best items we are shipping now! the whole family can have a big hug from us! thanks

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  18. This is the best idea ever! my sister and family just moved to Africa and we have been trying to come up with good Christmas ideas to send(not big or bulky) this is one of the best items we are shipping now! the whole family can have a big hug from us! thanks

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  19. I thought I would let you know that I did a blog post with this craft as an "act of kindness" on http://onekinddeedatatime.blogspot.com/ and I included a link to this page, since this is where I got my inspiration. Thank you!

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