DIY Valentine’s Day: Cards and Crazy Hair Planters!

Friends and family will love home made cards and gifts from the heart this Valentine’s Day! Try these fun, easy and inexpensive projects with your toddler or preschool child.

Recycled Collage Cards

You will need:

–Various sizes of heart shapes cut from magazines, foil wrappers, rags…anything with interesting colors or textures (Older children can fold paper in half and cut out heart shapes themselves, with supervision using safety scissors.)

–Construction paper

–Glue

–Marker

1. Fold construction paper in half to form card.

2. Put drops of glue on card and press on hearts.

3. Write a message inside card (or have older children do if possible.)

4. Have your child sign card (with just a mark or actual name, depending on age.)

Grow Your Own Crazy Hair Planters!
You will need:
· Paper or Styrofoam cups (recycled is good!)
· Potting soil
· Grass seeds
· Permanent marker
1. Draw a face on the outside of the cup.
2. Fill the cup with soil, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of space at the top.
3. Scatter grass seeds on soil, mixing them into the soil but not burying deeply.
4. Water the seeds.
5. Over the next week, water when dry. Soon, green grass “hair” will start to grow!
6. Let your child give your cup a “haircut” when needed!

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