Brighten up your day by making a candle

#Video below Children should be supervised at all time for this activity. For making candles, nothing easier. You will need A container: old packaging cut a the desired size and shape, or a jar, or a tea cup Wax: soya wax, beeswax or old candles Wick: toilet paper leaf twisted VERY tight Smell: natural suchContinue reading “Brighten up your day by making a candle”

Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?

#Video belowIn this activity you are going to learn how to make a Kokedama. It is a Japanese technique to hang plants using moss, twine and soil. It is a bit messy so even if you want to do a kokedama for an indoor plant, try to be outside! You need:-A plant (indoor or outdoor)-Moss.Continue reading “Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?”

How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers

It is the perfect time of the year to start collecting seeds. How to collect seeds? The flower head wouldn’t have any petals The colour is brownish If you shake the flower head, you will hear the seeds. Put everything in a paper bag or tiny envelop with example with the name, the date andContinue reading “How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers”

Infused calendula oil

By turning your oil into herbal infusion you allow the oil to adsorb the beneficial properties of your plant! šŸŒø Calendula is a powerful flower with its vibrant colours and amazing properties. Its main purpose is repairing skin such as eruptions, cuts, perfect after sun exposure. Infused oil can be used for body care orContinue reading “Infused calendula oil”

How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)

The courgette is a wonderful vegetable with a distinct female and male flower. šŸ„’šŸ„’šŸ„’ šŸŒø The male flower will have a stalk and the female flower will have a fruit. šŸŒ» If the female flower is not pollinated, the plant will abort and you won’t have fruit. That is why pollinators are extremely important. ItContinue reading “How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)”

EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER

Carrots as well want to be used in baking! This recipe is easy, yummy and you can decorate your mini carrot cake as you wish! Ingredient 2Ā largeĀ eggs 150Ā gĀ carrots 165Ā gĀ self-raising flour 135Ā gĀ brown sugarĀ  150Ā mlĀ vegetable oil Ā½Ā tspĀ bicarbonate of soda 1Ā ā…“ tspĀ ground cinnamon Method Preheat oven 180C Mix together the oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs untilContinue reading “EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER”

5 edible flowers in your garden

We are not used to eat flowers and sometimes we don’t even know we could eat flowers from our own garden! Don’t forget to have a guide book with you with illustration and description. Check the shape of the flower but also the leaf! Here are 5 flowers easy to recognise: Chives – Allium schoenoprasumContinue reading “5 edible flowers in your garden”

Let’s make some flapjacks!

Making flapjack is an easy way to empty your cupboard and discover new flavours! For the dried fruits we have used apricots but you can try with sultanas, cranberries… IngredientsĀ  40g butter 150g maple or agave syrup/honey 1 ripe banana mashed 125 g rolled oats 90 g chopped dried fruits 40 g mixed seeds (poppyContinue reading “Let’s make some flapjacks!”

We have tried Dandelion honey for you!

It is the perfect time of the year to forage dandelions. They are everywhere and contain many benefits for your health including Vitamin C and antioxidants. it’s an amazing substitute if you are plant based or if you want to include more wild flowers to your diet. When going foraging, try to go on aContinue reading “We have tried Dandelion honey for you!”

Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun! For the bee, I have used: 1 can (body) Acrylic paint * 2 lids (eyes) 1Continue reading “Making a bee and funny labels – DIY”