Get ready to plant love this Valentine’s Day with our easy and fun Plant Craft for kids! This cute cut and glue paper craft is inspired by Hoya Heart Plants, one of our favorite plants. Inside the card reads, “Love Grows Here!”
With just a few simple craft supplies and a dash of creativity, your little ones can create their own charming Valentine. So, grab some paper, scissors, and paint, and let’s dig in!
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Plant Card for Valentine’s Day
You may have noticed a lot of printable cut and glue crafts on the blog lately! There are three reasons for this:
1. Cut and glue crafts are budget-friendly. We heard you loud and clear. Basic craft supplies like pom poms, beads, popsicle sticks, and wiggly eyes are expensive!
2. They are easy! Just download, print, and go. If you work in a school or daycare, our black and white templates are easy to copy and prep for last-minute lesson plans.
3. Cut and glue crafts are good for kids! Participating in cut and glue crafts not only sparks creativity in kids but also plays a crucial role in refining their fine motor skills. As children use scissors to cut shapes and handle glue to piece everything together, they enhance hand-eye coordination, finger strength, and overall dexterity. These hands-on activities contribute to the development of motor control and spatial awareness.
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Craft Supplies Needed for the Plant Valentine
This craft is perfect for plant lovers! Before you start, make sure you have all the right supplies:
- Plant Valentine Template
- White paper or cardstock
- Washable paint
- Paper plates or plastic cups (for the paint)
Watch the Video Tutorial
Watch the video below to be walked through every step of this craft.
Plant Valentine Directions
This Valentine’s Day Craft is lots of fun for kids. Follow the easy steps below to learn how to make it.
STEP 1: Download and print the Plant Valentine Template. After downloading the template, print it on white cardstock. Each child will need one copy.
STEP 2: Paint the craft templates. Use markers, crayons, paint, or even dot markers to color the patterns! We used our favorite Crayola Washable Paint. Use whatever colors inspire you! We used two shades of green, pink, turquoise, and brown.
STEP 3: Cut the templates. When the paint is dry, use scissors to cut apart the pieces. Be sure to help or give young kids a little more time for this step. Older children will want to cut their own template out all by themselves.
STEP 4: Put together the craft. We began by gluing down the dirt. Next, kids can glue on the plant and eyes. Glue the piece with the words to the back of the painted pot.
STEP 5: Your craft is finished! Kids will enjoy showing off their cute plants to friends and family. What a great way to spend quality time with kids!
Take it Further
Looking for extension ideas? Try some of these:
- Make this craft for Mother’s Day or Grandparent’s Day!
- Visit a garden center and buy a real Hoya Heart.
- Pair this craft with a book about plants. We like How Plants Grow by Dona Herweck Rice.
- Learn about the plant life cycle.
- Pair this craft with a sensory activity like our Garden Sensory Bin.
- Offer this craft as a make-and-take at your community library or nature center program.
- Use this craft to decorate a Valentine’s Day bulletin board.
- Instead of using the provided paper eyes for your adorable plant, try using plastic googly eyes!
- This craft isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy it during the spring and summer months too!
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