Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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When I picked up Smarty from school on Monday I was planning to do a science experiment before. However, in the spirit of spending more time outside, I suggested a bit of playing in the backyard first. After aimlessly wandering around for a bit, Smarty tore off a strongly smelling leaf and suddenly had an idea – she is going to make a perfume!
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Out came a “pot” and a water hose. Smarty explored the yard looking for anything that “smells nice” and added those leaves and flowers to her “perfume”. Apparently, sand was a vital ingredient as well. Then I showed her how to filter her perfume through a paper napkin and a funnel into a bottle, and she was busy making batches of it and filling out her bottle. She was telling me that this is her “first perfume experiment”. I suggested that she  Feb28_Perfume4 writes a label for her perfume bottle – she insisted that the label should say, “Smarty’s 1 Perfume Experiment”. Then I helped her put her label on the “perfume bottle” (she didn’t want to decorate it), and she was more proud of her result than of any other guided experiment we did. She said that maybe she will be a scientist when she grows up and that she wants to take her “perfume” to school for show and tell. Unfortunately, she spilled it later that day – resulting in a lot of crying. I guess there will be more perfume making soon.
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12 comments:

Discovering Montessori said...

Awesome! Anna is so adorable. I feel sorry for her spilling the perfume. Have a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing.

Christy said...

It's too bad that she spilled her perfume. I love her imagination!

MaryAnne said...

How sad that she spilled her perfume!

I remember making perfume when I was a couple years older than Anna. My sister and I tried and tried with the petals from a rose bush in our yard, but it never did end up smelling very good!

Thanks for linking up! =)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Be careful, the experiment that usually come next, is homemade dye making - which involves a lot of pounding of petals, and leaves between stones, and testing out pigments on jeans :)

Debbie said...

Love Leah's comment. I don't even think Selena knows what perfume is sense I am so allergic to all perfumes. Doubt she will be thinking of any type of experiment like this.

Joyful Learner said...

Leah, I used to pound petals and leaves with stones but I was making "spices". I also grinded bricks to make hot pepper powder which worked out better.

Please tell Anna I would buy her next line of Anna #2s!

Ticia said...

We make soup here but I love her perfume

Julie said...

What a great impromptu activity! I love when my kids initiate things like that.

littlewondersdays said...

What a great and imaginative idea Anna had. So sorry it spilled, that must have been disappointing.

Jackie H. said...

What a creative girl. You may have an interesting smelling girl after she finishes all of her experiments ;)

The girl who painted trees said...

I remember making perfume as a kid:)

Kim said...

I love her...