Herbal Crafts for Kids: Make Herbal Faerie Dust

| 8/4/2011 2:45:20 PM

DebDeb's family owns a small herb farm and herbal skin care business in Porterfield, Wisconsin. It is there that they play and work with herbs on a daily basis. Deb is a Master Gardener Volunteer, organizer of a local herb group, and a teaches herb-related and soap-making classes for a local technical college, folk school, and right on the farm. (www.petermanbrookherbfarm.com 

We recently hosted a Charitable Faerie Fest on our farm and one of the hits with the children was the handcrafted Herbal Faerie Dust. This is something that can be made with very young children, little money, and herbs that can be grown at home.

Here is a list of items needed:

• A combination of sugar, powdered sugar, cornstarch, or white clay
• Food coloring (optional—we left ours white so as not to stain pretty little faerie dresses)
• Skin-safe glitter or mica powder
• Essential oils such as lavender, rose, geranium, lemongrass, etc. (optional)
• Bottle with a small opening and a cork or cover
• Pretty ribbon and label (optional)

Faerie Dust. Photo by Deb Doubek 

Faerie Dust Instructions