Craft: Flag Handprint Card

I’m sharing how I made a flag handprint craft for Love The GIVE as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PartnersinGIVE #GIVE2VETERANS

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I come from a long line of veterans and my family takes great pride in our great nation. My grandfather is an Army veteran and my father is a Navy veteran. I grew up hearing stories about their time in the military and it left me with a reverence for our service men and women. Thankfully, I never had to experience my dad going off to war to fight for his country. I have several friends who are in that boat right now and I’m incredibly grateful for their sacrifice and their family’s sacrifice.

Veteran’s Day is coming up and it’s a great opportunity to say thank you and give back to our veterans. You can get your kids involved too with this flag handprint card craft. We will be writing a special thank you message in our cards and anytime we see a veteran, we’ll give them a card. We’ve also spotted several veteran license plates and have left cards on those dashboards. A small thank you can go such a long way!

We will also be using the #GIVE2VETERANS hashtag on social media. Every time this hashtag is used, The Love the GIVE foundation will donate $1 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support veterans and their families. They will be giving up to $500K, so let’s get hashtaging! Make your own flag handprint cards and post a photo of them on social media using the #GIVE2VETERANS hashtag. Such an easy way to give back!

MATERIALS

Blank Card
Red, White, Blue Paint
Sponge Brush
Small Star Punch
White Card Stock
Glue or Tape Adhesive 

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Paint your child’s hand. Alternate red and white on the fingers and paint the palm blue. Make sure the entire area is covered in paint and be generous.

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Step 2: Have your child place his or her hand on the front of a blank card, pressing firmly and lifting straight up. 

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Step 3: Using a small star punch, punch out white stars and adhere a few to the blue area on the card. 

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Step 4: Allow to dry and write a thank you message inside. Anytime you see a veteran, give them a card.

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 For more information about Love The GIVE, follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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