Have you ever tried making perfume? Children love this: collecting petals, mixing up colours, smelling, touching and experimenting. We’ve been exploring the garden, with one of our Twinkle fans, to make some magical perfume. We promise that just a drop of this perfume on your toes, along with a big sprinkle of imagination, will have you dancing like Twinklesteps in a jiffy 🙂
You can’t go wrong by starting with lavender, the perfect start to any perfume.
Pick some stalks and pluck the tiny flowers off into a bowl. What other flowers can you find? Roses are beautiful and deliciously fragrant and marigolds add a splash of sunshine into the mix. If your child can’t resist a taste these flowers are all edible too – good news! We had a lot of fun reaching up high and balancing to pick the roses.
You can now add a few dribbles of water, and if you have some fairy dust, now’s the time to sprinkle some in (you can buy fairy dust here). Use a spoon to really squish all the petals – kids love this bit:
Now the only thing that’s left is to find a little bottle – an old vanilla essence or food colouring bottle is perfect. You can then have some fun decorating the bottle and voila, your magical perfume is ready to go. Have some fun and pretend it’s magic. A tiny dab can help you do the perfect arabesque!
A Twinklesteps adventure, brought to you by the Twinkle Team