I love you clothes pins: Write a message with a FINE POINT sharpie so it doesn't smear. Write "I love you" on a paper. Cut it out, and hot glue it to the clothes pin end. Would be cute for a care package!
picture shapes - what an amazing idea, i would have never thought of that! [actually this is not "picture shapes" it's how to make shaped bokeh but still a good technique of attaching the paper to the lens]
Make easily with Salt Dough - 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint. Good recipe for thumbprint pendants. really want to do this with the kids fingerprint.