Recycle Fruit Peels into Potpourri

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Recycle Fruit Peels Potpourri

Orange peels, lemon peels, apple peels ... any peels! These fruity leftovers can easily be recycled into deliciously-scented potpourri. Show your kid how to make her own, and she'll be in for a real treat. The fragrant, netted pouches can be hung in a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, to freshen things up. And because you won't end up using chemical-laden sprays, your child will be going green, too!

What You Need:

* Orange, lemon, or apple peels
* Spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, mint leaves)
* Netting (hose can be used as an alternative)
* Old candles (optional)
* Rag or towel
* Bowl
* Ribbon or string
* Scissors

What You Do:

1. Help your child collect fruit peels and dry them in a well-lit area, laying them out flat on a towel.
2. Next, have her mix spices, peels, and candle shavings in a bowl.
3. Help her pour the mixture into netting, and tie it securely with ribbon.
4. Your child an use excess ribbon to hang the potpourri pouch in any place you think needs some freshening up!

-- Melissa Blough

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