I don’t know about you, but making stuff makes me happy. And I’m always looking for new, easy things to do with the kids since my daughter asks every 10 seconds What are going to make now, mummy? What are we going to do? Can we do some crafts? Can we make some things? Is anyone coming over? Can we go somewhere? Can we do the paints? Can we? WHAT’S HAPPENING, MUMMY? Life to my three-year old is all about glitter and clicky pens, so I’ve gotta be on my craft game around here.
Here’s a super easy Making Stuff activity to do with your kids, plus the bonus is you get to surprise grandparents or teachers with a Just Because gift to let them know they are appreciated. Win win for all.
DIY Flower Soap
You will need:
(You will most definitely need to buy yourself a bunch of flowers for this. All in the name of crafts, my friends.)
1. Once your flowers die and go dry, line the bottom of your soap mould with them.
2. Pop your glycerine in the microwave or on the stove top to melt. We used about 750 grams and it was enough for 6 soap moulds.
3. Once melted, add about 5-6 drops of your favourite essential oils. We used Rose Geranium.
4. Pour into soap mould and gently press the dried flowers into the top, adding more if needed.
5. Wait for it to set (about 2-3 hours), then pop it out of the mould and it’s done!
6. Parcel it up with a bit of love and you’ve got yourself a great homemade Christmas, birthday or Just Because present.
We packaged some up for Ella’s teachers and her grandparents, and kept a couple for ourselves. Product review: Smells amazing, lathers well and doesn’t dry out the skin. We approve!
Popping back tomorrow with a couple of magazines I’ve written for….three cheers for Friday, hip hip hooray.
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea