Kids Frugal Fun

by Laura on February 2, 2011

It’s time for another installment of Kids Frugal Fun from Sharon at Mom on Dealz!

“I figured with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we needed to have some cute activities geared toward that holiday this week! I have personally done the suncatcher one but not the grass one. However, when I saw the grass one I thought it was so cute, I wanted to share!”
 
Grassy Hearts
**Note**This craft is one that takes about 2 weeks to complete so it should be ready just in time for Valentines’s Day.
Materials:

*Sponge
*Grass Seeds
*Water
*Plastic Wrap
 

Directions
1. Cut out a new sponge into a heart shape and place on a saucer. Moisten the sponge and sprinkle with grass seeds.
2. Spritz with a water bottle and then cover with plastic wrap (remove the plastic wrap once sprouts appear).
3. “Mow” with scissors as needed. You will have a grassy heart within 2 weeks.
Educational Adaptations: Discuss how plants grow from seeds and how plants need water to grow

Valentines sun catchers
**Note**Please use proper supervision with this craft and the HOT iron!
Materials:

*Wax Paper
*Crayon Shavings
*Towel
*Iron

Directions:

1. Cut 2 pieces of wax paper into the shape of a heart.
2. Provide your children with crayon shavings and have them spread the shreddings onto one of the heart pieces and then cover them with the other heart shape.
3. Place a towel over the hearts and hold a warm iron with the steam turned off over the towel for about 25 sec. (be very careful!).
4. Remove the towel and punch a hole in the top of the heart. You now have a heart sun catcher to hang in the window!
Educational adaptations: Discuss how 2 colors can blend together to make a new color and/or disucss properties of matter (solid crayon shavings becoming liquid)

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