Lavender Sachets for Kids
Lavender has natural calming benefits. When children are feeling overwhelmed, it can be helpful to offer them tools to ground their emotions.
These lavender sachets are a project older kids can make on their own if they already have basic sewing skills. Younger kids around 4+ can help make them with supervision as an introductory project to learn basic sewing by helping (always with adult supervision and assistance while around and using sharp objects) cut fabric, guiding fabric on the machine, removing pins.
All ages can fill with lavender.
You can use new fabric if you'd like. The Fawns went through our scrap fabric to choose pieces big enough that they were drawn to. It's a great way to use up those left over pieces. Let your children pick the designs that make them feel good.
Their homemade lavender sachets can be used in a calm basket, under their pillow for a peaceful sleep or in their pocket for comfort. When feeling big emotions, a soothing smell of their lavender sachet can help with grounding.
- Scrap fabric (same or different design on each side)
- Material Scissors
- Sewing Machine (you can hand sew if you don't have a sewing machine)
- Cotton thread
- Dried lavender
- Paper tape or glue
- Paper scissors
How to make them
- Select your fabric. Line them up facing each other. Pin and cut out around the pins.
- Select where you'd like your opening to be and sew 5mm in from the edge, around until you get close to your opening. Leave an opening roughly 2cm wide.
- Turn your material right side out through the opening.
- Make a small funnel with a piece of paper cut to the size you'd like. Tape or glue the end of the paper closed. Cut the tip off the paper funnel so it will fit in the opening but is large enough for the lavender to get through.
- Put the funnel in the opening and put the lavender inside. It doesn't need to be full, children can add as much as they would like. Remove the funnel once done and hold the opening closed.
- Place back under the needle at the sewing machine and sew the opening closed. Done!
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