With the summer holidays almost here it’s time to start thinking about some fun ways to entertain the children. Instead of the usual activities it’s fun to think outside the box and put together something slightly different. We were treated to a nice sunny afternoon so we got stuck in Making Perfume, garden style!
First of all we went out on Amelia’s trike and collected lots of different flowers from out and about, some from our garden and a few from out by our local park. We chose a variety of flowers that we could use for making perfume and then I got Amelia’s Perfume Shop set up so she could come out and enjoy it.
I love how Amelia’s Perfume shop came together it looked so cute. Together with just some different jars for her to mix her perfume in, some sticks and spoons for stirring and a few pieces of fruit to squeeze in to the perfume as well she had all she needed to make some fruity floral perfume!
Amelia loved picking off the petals and pouring in the water and giving it all a good mix. Her favourite by far was squeezing in the lemon, lime and orange juice and it gave it such a nice scent. Amelia was very particular about which flowers went into which perfume and I kept doing it wrong so in the end I left the perfume making to her and I was the customer coming to by perfume made just by Amelia!
The whole idea was so much fun and Amelia played Perfume Shops for well over an hour. She looked super cute behind her little table, it almost looked like she was making up her own cocktails! Picking petals, pouring in the water, squeezing the fruit juice and stirring it round and round with sticks. I loved the activity and it totally reminded me of my childhood making potions in the garden.
To make your very own perfume station you will need;
- Flower petals
- Sticks for stirring
- Jug of water
- Containers to make your perfume in.
After we had finished our perfume shop game we poured the perfume jars into a pan and I cooked it on a really low heat for about an hour. After that you drain the perfume through a sieve and there you go you’ve got some fruity, floral perfume ready to use.
I love this garden activity and Haven have a PDF Guide offering more activity ideas to get out this summer. The PDF is full of ideas that I’ll definitely be using over the summer as it suggests some ideas you might not have thought of and switches things up a little!
Let me know if you try out any of the activities?!
Thanks for reading!xx