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Mail A Hug – Gift Idea with Birthday Card June 2, 2012

My sister lives in Florida (we’re near Chicago), so my two girls don’t get to see her often.  Her birthday was last week, so I put together these hugs to add to her birthday card.  She loved them and the girls had fun making them, too!



1.)  Construction Paper

2.)  Pencil

3.)  Ribbon

4.)  Glue

5.)  Markers

6.)  Scissors


Project Steps:

1.)  Trace your child’s right and left hand onto construction paper.


2.) Cut out the hands.


3.)  Cut a piece of ribbon to your desired length.

4.)  Glue hands to each side of the ribbon.


5.)  Write a nice message on the hands.


6.)  Mail a hug!


Sophie had fun practicing the hug!


Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878456853/

Project Linkhttp://tonsoffunpreschoolactivities.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-distance-hug.html

Substitutions:  Instead of stamping the hand, I traced them on construction paper.

Time:  20 minutes


– Lisa


Strawberry Container as Gift Basket May 5, 2012

I made some cake batter truffles for a friend and wanted to package them in a creative and cute way.  So.. this is what I came up with.


I cut the top off a plastic strawberry container.  I lined the “basket” portion of the container with tissue paper and placed the truffles inside.  I found some ribbon and wrapped it around the container and finished it off with an awesome gift tag I found on Pinterest.


So these gift tags looked so cute and I was bummed because I had to print them in black and white.  I’ve been wanting a color printer for some time.  There are so many cute printables on Pinterest and they would look so much better in color!  I hit my breaking point and finally bought a color printer, so my next project will be in color.  So excited!


Link to “from my kitchen to your belly” gift tag:  http://everybodylikessandwiches.com/2009/12/holiday-baking-gift-ideas/


Linked up “Strut Your Stuff” Six Sisters’ Stuff (#262) on 5/12/12.