It’s not just at this time of the year that we feel like sending someone a little something thoughtful to remind them that they are loved – poorly relatives, friends who live far away, grandparents, cousins passing exams, new babies, engagements, and let’s not forget how important thoughtful post was during the pandemic and lockdowns!
Here are a few ideas of how you can send LOVE in an envelope!
Send a Hug
- • Lie on the floor, on a big piece of paper, on your back with your arms open wide on each side.
- • Trace around your head, shoulders, arms and belly.
- • Cut out and paint and colour to your heart’s content!
- • When dry, roll or fold up and pop in a big envelope and send it to someone you think might need an extra hug.
Andy Warhol Inspired Printed Hearts
- • Cut a heart shape out of sticky foam.
- • Stick it onto a piece of cardboard to create a heart stamp.
- • Use this to print heart cards – you can use acrylic paints in bright colours and a sponge to apply the paint to your stamp.
- • When dry add on details with squeezy paints, glitter or even sequins and gems!
Jim Dine Inspired Hot and Cold Hearts
- • You can make these from water-colour paper or even cardboard from an old cereal box.
- • Cut out a square, and then cut out a heart shape that will fit exactly into your square.
- • With crayons, paint sticks or paint, paint the square in hot or cold colours, and then the heart in opposite (or the same!) colours (so maybe reds and pinks for the heart, and greens and blues for the square).
- • Make sure to fill ALL the space! When dry, glue your heart onto your square and pop in the post with a message on the back!