Make a lavender bag

Activity

Use lavender you have grown in your school garden to make this no-sew lavender bag. These can be sold to fundraise for new plants or equipment. 

  • Estimated time: 30 minutes
  • Location: Outdoors & Indoors
  • School term: Late Autumn
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
  • Subject(s): Art&DT

Learning objectives

  • Learn about scented plants
  • Design purposeful, functional objects
  • Learn that flowers keep some of their qualities when dried

Preparation

Collect some Lavender stems just before the flowers open and hang up to dry (this will be in June - July).
You could buy dried lavender ready to use.

Equipment needed

  • Pretty material
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • CD or plant pot for template
  • Dried or fresh lavender flowers.

Step by step

  1. Place the CD or plant pot template on to your material and draw around the template.
  2. Cut out the circular shape with scissors.
  3. If using your own lavender flowers, take 10 flower sprigs and carefully pick off all the flower buds.
  4. Place about a dessert spoonful of lavender flowers in the centre of the material. 
  5. Gather the material around the lavender to make a pouch or bag.
  6. Tightly tie the bag with a 15cm length of ribbon.

Hints & tips

  • Lavender flowers in the summer. The flowers and leaves are strongly scented, containing aromatic oils that have a calming or sleep-inducing affect.
  • Use this activity as part of Sensory Sensations class growing topics

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