This is a scented flower craft for young children to make. There is some preparation needed but it’s worth the effort!
This is an idea for under three’s that we used at toddler group. Older children could also make this and could be allowed to do more of the cutting out but if you do plenty of prep it’s suitable for very young children.
To prepare the Scented flower craft you will need:
Coloured paper – flower colours
A4 sugar paper – blue
Print flower outlines on to coloured paper and then cut these out. Use green card to make stems and simple leaves.
To give the flowers a scent spray them with perfume. I did this the night before and again before the children arrived. Don’t use perfumed spray once the children are there as it wouldn’t be good for asthmatics. It doesn’t need to be an expensive perfume – a cheap 99p body spray will do fine to make the scented flower craft.
Make a flower picture yourself to give the children an idea of what to do. Let them be creative though – they don’t need to make an exact copy of your picture.
When you lay out the craft don’t put out everything out at once as sometimes a few young children can enthusiastically use everything up and then there is nothing else left for later arrivals!
Following the craft we had a short story time thanking God for our noses. I had a bag of different smelly items for the children to smell – a sock, lavender, ground coffee and onions cut in half and in a bowl. You could set up a ‘smell’ activity using Scent Smell Pots. You add items to the pots, pop on the lids and let children explore their sense of smell. A great activity for children and their parents/carers to do together. Our focus for the was on the bible verse ‘I am wonderfully made’ Psalm 139:14.
Get the children to point to their nose and to take some breaths. Sing, ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes.’