Make a smelly potion from plants in your garden.

What does your potion smell like? View image slideshow

What to do:

  • Step 1: Reuse a container as your potion cauldron. 

  • Step 2: Collect your potion ingredients. Our team used flowers, leaves, soil, herbs and anything else you can find in your garden. 

  • Step 3: Place all the ingredients into the container and add a bit of water.

  • Step 4: Find a stick to mix and mash around your ingredients to release their smells.

  • Step 5: Give your potion a name. We called our potion ‘sun tonic’ as (according to our special five-year-old friend) ‘it turns the sun into snow’! 

What does your potion smell like? Have you created a sweet smell or a stinky smell – is that good or bad?

Watch Activity 11 video on YouTube

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We would love to see your smelly potions! It’s a shame we can’t smell them 😊

Share your photos to the Kings Park Home Delivery Facebook group or use the hashtag #KingsParkHomeDelivery.

Grevillea flowers have a beautiful sweet smell. Maybe you can add beetroot leaves to your next potion? How about eucalyptus leaves? Mix it well and have a sniff!


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