Lavender sachets: an activity for children of all ages. This activity can be as easy as filling bags or as involved as making bags to fill. With this activity, children will learn how to make a sachet bag and could even learn how to sew.
*The lace portion of this activity was found on a blog by smilemercantile.com from Pinterest.
- pre-made sachet bags, muslin bags, or vintage hankie, fabric, or lace (that is at least four inches wide)
- lavender buds or harvest your own (make a bundle, tie with a string, and hang upside down somewhere warm and dry. When brittle, over a bowl, remove the buds by gently rubbing the flowers between your hands).
- hot glue gun with glue sticks (optional)
- ribbon or twine (optional)
- scissors (optional)
- needle and thread (optional)
- sewing machine (optional)
- If using pre-made bags, simply fill them with the lavender buds and cinch it closed.
- If using fabric, cut a 4 by 6 rectangle. Fold it in half and sew (with right sides together) the two long sides together. Then sew the two short sides together, except for about 1.5 inches at the corner. Turn it inside out. Fill the bag with lavender buds and stitch closed.
- If using lace, cut a strip 28 inches long and fold it in half.
- Use your hot glue gun to run a strip along half of one side of the lace to glue them together, leaving two inches unglued at the top of both sides. Use enough glue to seal it but not so much that it gets all over the lace. Do the same to the opposite side. Fold sides together.
- Fill the lace bag with lavender bugs about 2/3 full.
- Tie a ribbon around the top to secure it and place it in a with the towels or in a sock drawer.