1.The fun starts when the children take baskets into the yard and use their little noses to find the best smelling flowers. This is a great way to learn all the different flowers growing this time of year as well.
2. Once all the flowers are picked it's time for crushing. They can be crushed in a mortar and pestle or just with the back of a spoon. I own a mortar and pestle for art more than cooking. The kids love to crush yard findings in it pretty often.
Look how pretty they came out and we had so much fun doing this. There are a lot of perfume recipes out there and most call for alcohol. I decided to keep it simple since my four year old was the perfume creator, but knowing that I also know these perfumes will probably only have a shelf life of a few weeks without the added alcohol.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing, beautiful, talented, smart, loving and very extraordinary mama's out there! You are doing an awesome job!
green owl mama