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My blog details all the fantastic "pins" I've actually made! Enjoy!

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!

 

Supplies:

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

 

Giraffe handprint Craft May 14, 2012

My daughter loves giraffes.  I saw this pinned on Pinterest and thought of Sophie right away.  She’s been asking me for weeks to do this project and I finally caved in.  It was a simple and fun project.  I highly recommend it for all you giraffe lovers out there!

 

Project Supplies

1.)  Paper

2.)  Yellow paint

3.)  Paint brush.

4.)  Brown marker

5.)  Googly eye.

 

Project Steps

1.)  Collect all the supplies.

2.)  Paint your child’s hand and forearm yellow.

3.)  Stamp the hand and forearm onto your paper.  You will need to paint on the head of the giraffe after you stamp.

4.)  Let the paint dry completely.

5.)  Draw in the giraffe spots, tail, horns, mane, notes, mouth and hooves with brown marker.

6.)  Attach googly eye.

 

And here’s my giraffe lover with her latest piece of artwork!

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878358927/

Product Link: http://www.handprintcreations.com/handprint_and_footprint_examples.html  This is actually a link to a product.  This website sells the kits to make different handprint animals.   I had all the supplies I needed at home, so I did mine for free!  I think we’ll do the moose one next!

Substitutions:  None

Time:  30 minutes including drying time!

 

Linked up at Skip to My Lou Made by you Monday (#410).

 

– Lisa