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Lavender Sugar – Gifts Kids Can Make

| July 24, 2013 | 14 Comments

Lavender Sugar is a super simple “craft” you can do with the kids. Or just make it on your own! If you are involving the children, they can help pick and dry the lavender and then learn all about measuring!

It is so simple, you will wonder why you haven’t made any before! We prefer the method outlined below, but you can also make the sugar by “stuffing” a little canvas bag full of lavender and sealing that into a jar of sugar. Giving the jar a little shake every few days and then removing the sachet ( a bit like brewing tea). I think the below gives a more distinct flavour.

Lavender Sugar for kids

Ingredients: approx 350g caster sugar (1.5-2 cups) to 3-4 tablespoonfulls of lavender, a jar to store it in

1) It is best to used dried lavender, so that it doesn’t go mouldy or make the sugar lumpy

lavender sugar recipe

2) Measure out a 100g of sugar (half a cup) (our scales can be reset to take the weight of the jar into account).

How to Make Lavender Sugar

3) Add a table spoon full of lavender through a sieve – so that all the husky bits do not go into the sugar. Repeat until the jar is full (our jar took around 350g of sugar).

4) Seal and leave for 2-3 weeks. Give it a little shake every few days.

How to make Lavender Sugar with kids

Once ready you can either use it as it is – or you can sift the sugar again and sift out any remaining lavender.

We use lavender sugar on fruit and in biscuits or in icing.

Want more lavender ideas? Take a peak at our Lavender Craft Video:

What to make with Lavender makes and bakes

Our featured blog this week is Kid Spot and their cute wool bracelet. They are easy to make and would also make for a lovely gift….

kids gifts

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  1. Amie says:

    Hi Maggie! What a fabulous idea! I can already taste how gorgeous this would be! I have two types of lavender growing in my garden, French and English. Is there a preference to which type I use? Thanks :)

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Personally, I don’t know! (Sorry), but I would LOVE for you to experiment, as both will work, I am sure! The flavour is delicate, but you can taste it! I have a “Lavender Hangout” coming and one of the attendance said the sugar was lovely on pancakes!! mmmmh!

  2. This is such a beautiful idea. It would make such a wonderful gift. x

  3. What a lovely post! We don’t currently have any lavender, but I wonder if it would work with mint? We have an overgrowth of mint in the kids’ garden right now and are looking for ways to use it up!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Ooh yes, PLEASE try it, that could be delicious? Maybe put the mint in a little bag (I am assuming it is fresh and not dried) and then it won’t make the sugar lump together?

  4. I LOVE this idea! I am totally going to try it! Would be great as a gift as well. As you know, I’m a big fan of gifts that kids can make and of lavender! Thanks for featuring our woolly bracelets! xo

  5. That is so pretty Maggy. A cinnamon one would make a lovely Christmas present too. x

  6. What a lovely gift idea! I need to try crafting with lavender, you use it in such wonderful ways.

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