I remember the third grade being a very crafty year…my teachers introduced us to a lot of new skills, including hand embroidery! During the holidays it was craft central in our class, and the one that stands out in my memory is clove-studded oranges.
You need just a few materials:
- Oranges (I used Navel and Clementine)
- Whole cloves
- Washable Pen
- Push pin
Write the letters onto each orange. I just free-handed it.
Use a pushpin to create a hole for your clove
Start pushing in the cloves (you might not always need the pushpin). Smells SOOO good already!
I used about half of a one-ounce bottle of cloves.
And it took me about half an hour, so it’s a quick project. This also a perishable project, so I’ll probably use the other half of my cloves closer to Thanksgiving.
As mentioned, I first did this craft when I was in the third grade, so it’s definitely a kid-friendly project. However, even with the pushpins it does take a bit of oomph to push in the cloves sometimes, so for now I didn’t have my girls help me with that part. Instead, they helped in their own ways, as usual:
Sarah was my staging assistant:
And Sophie was the official orange and clove smeller. “Snnniifffffff…AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH.”