Card Stock Paper - Child's color choice
Stickers and/or Stamps for the letters
Step 1. Trace both hands onto colored card stock paper.
Step 2. Cut the hands out of the card stock.
Step 3. Erase the pencil marks from the hand after it is cut.
Step 4. Write, stick, or glue the words "I Love You..." on one side of one hand. On card stock, I cut out the words with my Cricut using the Jubilee Celebration Font Cartridge. The girls glued it onto the hand.
Step 5. Cut 2 strips of card stock paper, the same size/width. Ours were the length of the paper, 11 inches. The width of our strips were 1 1/2 inch. Your strips may vary depending on the size of your letters and/or your child's hand.
Step 7. Fold the long strip, accordion style.
Step 8. Place a letter in each fold. "T h i s M u c h". Leave enough space at the ends to allow the strip to be attached to each hand and still show when extended out.
Step 9. Glue a hand at each end. Be sure that when folded together the "Love You..." can be on top of the accordion folded center paper showing the "This Much".
Step 10. On the back of the hand write whose hands they are and the year. We wrote: Handmade for you from Hey, Happy Father's Day 2012.
1. Do not use foam letters if you are sending this through the mail. It created a thick bulky card. Next time I will let the girls stamp letters, or use flat stickers.
2. I would pay attention to what direction the child glues the hands to the strip, so that folded all together the thumbs and fingers line up.
This actually would be a great card/gift for anyone for any holiday like a Birthday, Mother's Day or Valentine's Day.