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Spicy Forest in a Jar

This is a wonderful nature craft that is not only educational and fun but smells good too!

This craft will add "spice" to any nature study!






What you need:

small jar with a lid
ground cloves
cinnamon stick
whole cloves
dried flowers
dried grasses
tiny animals or pebbles to decorate with

What to do:

1. Get a clean jar with a lid.

2. Spread a mixture of ground cloves and allspice an inch think in the bottom of the jar.

3. Create a forest scene using a whole cinnamon stick for bark, whole cloves for flowers, dried grasses and straw flowers for decorations. Add pebbles or tiny animals.

4.Tie a ribbon and a small bunch of flowers around the top pf the jar.

5. Leave the lid off whenever you want to spice up your kitchen!


Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at  

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