Activity:

Valentine Potpourri

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What You Need:

  • Uncooked rice
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cinnamon
  • Paper
  • Fine point marker
  • Felt
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Cinnamon sticks or oil

What You Do:

  1. Help your child pour about 1/4 cup of rice into bowl, and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir and then set aside.
  2. Next, have your child draw a heart on the construction paper, about three inches wide.
  3. Trace the heart pattern onto felt twice, and cut them out. You’ll need two hearts for each finished sachet.
  4. Stack two hearts together, and show your child how to thread the needle and sew them together halfway. Leave about an inch unsewn, to insert the scented rice.
  5. Help your child spoon a few teaspoons of the rice mixture into the heart pocket, and then sew it closed.
  6. Tie off the thread and snip the loose ends.
  7. Decorate your heart with messages from candy hearts, like “ LUV U”, “BE MINE” or “HUGS”.

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