Now just imagine if you packaged him up in an envelope and sent it to a far-away relative for a little Valentine Hug in the Mail!
Here’s how we made it (based on inspiration from this post at No Time for Flashcards)…Materials Needed – Piece of cardboard (we used the back of an old cereal box), Red paint, Paintbrush, Pink paper, Googly eyes, Marker, Scissors, and Glue (not shown – pregnancy brain).Step 1 – Draw 3 hearts on the piece of cardboard, 1 large and 2 small.Step 2 – Let your Happy Buddy paint the hearts red.
Step 4 – Cut two arms from the pink paper and fold them accordion-style.Step 5 – Use glue to add googly eyes to your large heart and draw a smile with the marker.Step 6 – Glue the small hearts to the pink arms and then glue the arms to the large heart.Step 7 – Write a little note to someone who you want to ‘hug’.
(Rita is the Happy Buddy’s favorite employee at the grocery store where we shop.)
Step 8 – Send it off in the mail – Express Delivery!
We had a lot of fun making this craft and I think the recipient will love it too.
While nothing beats a real hug, any hug is a good thing, in my opinion!
Happy Paper Hug-ing!