A Sweet-Smelling Surprise

A fragrant sachet is a great gift that&s fun to make.
Feb 06, 2013

Ages

3-5


Feb 06, 2013

What you need:

  • fabric and felt pieces (or baby mittens)
  • ribbon
  • aromatic fillers such as lavender, cinnamon, dried orange peel, clove, dried rose petals
  • scissors (child and adult)

What to do:

  1. Set out your assortment of pleasant-smelling items and invite your child to sample them. Encourage her to experiment by mixing different bits together to create her own scent.
  2. Introduce the word sachet to your child. Explain that a sachet is a little bag that contains sweet-smelling items and that people can put them in their homes or in a drawer to make everything smell nicer.
  3. Together, you can make sachets as gifts. With your child, cut pieces of fabric and felt and fill with different scented materials. Encourage her to name her fragrance.
  4. Sew or glue the sachets closed or tie them with ribbon. Decorate your sachets by gluing ribbon or fabric scraps to them.

Learning benefits:

  • introduces science
  • promotes language development
  • encourages artistic expression
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