Spring Storytime Craft

To celebrate the start of a new spring story time session at the library, we made greenhouses with the three and four year olds.

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In order to make this craft you will need:

1. One large sheet of construction paper.
2. A sandwich-sized plastic sealable bag.
3. Three or four large cotton balls.
4. Grass seed.
5. Glue (We used glue sticks and they worked perfectly!)
5. Foam shapes and/or various embellishments.

First place the construction paper on your work surface so that it is positioned vertically. Next, fold the paper from top to bottom. After, cut a square shape out of the middle of the folded side, the square should be about an inch smaller than the sandwich bag on all four sides. This is important so that the bag does not fall out of the “green house structure”. Next, place the cotton balls into the sandwich bag so that they make a single layer on the bottom. Pour water into the bags, just enough to soak the cotton balls. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of grass seed into the bags and seal them up. Glue the bags to the inside of the folded construction paper and decorate your green house. No need to water, just hang it in a sunny window and watch it grow!

2 thoughts on “Spring Storytime Craft

  1. This is so cute, I work with a little older age group but I am sure I could adapt it slightly to make it a little more challenging for them. I love doing enviormental crafts and recently have been doing a lot of gardening with the children.

  2. Honestly this is soo cute, I will be teaching Kindergarden next fall and I would so do this activity with them. It seems like a lot of fun and I think the kids would enjoy this. Great Blog!!

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