Kid-Friendly Homemade Valentine Ideas

Hug and Handholding

Sending Valentines to grandparents who live far away, friends who’ve moved, or aunts and uncles in another town? Start with these hand-shaped valentines suggested by Martha Stewart – just trace your child’s hand and cut it out, and then decorate with candy, cute sayings, or your child’s artwork. Then enclose a squeeze from your child: Get a large roll of brown paper and have your child lay on it with his arms spread. Trace around his arms, head, and torso, and roll it up to “send a hug” (as Paging Supermom puts it).

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