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The perfect gift for mum, grandma or a friend that you can whip up from just a few household ingredients

There’s nothing sweeter than receiving a homemade gift from your little one, and all you need to make this body scrub is three ingredients from the kitchen cupboard – now where did you put that lemon juice?

You will need

  • 210g of sugar
  • 55ml of olive oil (or Johnson’s baby oil)
  • 3 tbsp citrus juice – we used lemon!
  • An empty jar (an old jam or Nutella jar works well)
  • A bowl
  • A spoon
  • A gift tag (or coloured card cut into a gift tag shape)
  • Coloured pens
  • A length of ribbon or twine

How to make your scrub

  1. Wash out your chosen jar in warm soapy water to remove any labels.
  2. Get your toddler to carefully measure the sugar, olive oil and citrus juice. TIP: they may need an adult’s steady hand to help.
  3. Your toddler can then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Your face scrub is now ready to go – scoop the mixture into your empty jar.
  5. Help your toddler draw on the gift tag and write a message for mum. Let them have fun with glitter and colour.
  6. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar and attach your little one’s gift tag.
  7. Make sure the recipient knows it’s not for eating! The sealed scrub should keep for a few weeks in a cool, dry place.

Did your little one enjoy this craft? Try these toddler-friendly activities to keep them entertained.

Homemade scrub step-by-step instructions


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