You need construction paper (preferable pink or red), a pretty ribbon, scissors, a hole punch, tape and the special note (I will post at the end of the post)
Step 1: Trace both hand prints on construction paper
Step 2: Cut out the hand prints and make a hole
Step 3: Measure the arm span of your child and cut the ribbon in the same lengths
Step 4: Tie the hands onto the ends of the ribbon (I like to enforce the paper with tape, that it will not rip) or glue them together.
Step 5: Print out my note or handwrite the following note on a piece of paper (mine is in German):
A valentine hug to you…
Wrap these hands around you whenever I am not there, so you can have a hug from me anytime.
Optional step 6: The hug itself is pretty awesome already, but I also like to cut out small hearts, make a hole and tie them with extra ribbon onto the string or simple glue them like I did.