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Whimsy and Spice

We’ve had fun in the snow again this week… starting with a very competitive snowball fight in the forest… boys against parents. It all started when the parents wanted to go for a walk in the forest after the snowfall. Boys weren’t keen for a walk… until a snowball fight was suggested. I can’t tellIf you want to read more…click here

8 Steps to a Waldorf-Inspired Home

Over the years, so many of you have got in touch to ask for help in creating a Waldorf-inspired home. You have asked wonderfully thought-provoking questions that have made me think and ponder, deeply, what the most valuable and life-changing aspects of a Waldorf home are. I’ve promised many of  you that I would putIf you want to read more…click here

The Glory of Nature

I hope you enjoyed a meaningful Easter with your family and that  your heart is filled with gratitude for all you hold dear. The Easter bunny came to The Sunny house and gave us all delicious chocolate bunnies. Thank you. We spent Sunday with beautiful friends that fill our lives with love. Thank you. WeIf you want to read more…click here

Portland, Oregon :: Vacation Time :: Part Two

Look at this hazelnut orchard outside of Portland, Oregon. Can you believe it? Isn’t it the most magical thing you’ve seen in a long time?! The hazelnut trees are covered in moss. Kitty and I sat on the leaves and stared in wonder.   The next day we came across this misty lake with old-mans-beardIf you want to read more…click here

A Fun Game to Play

We played the funnest game on our nature walk the other day. Dad made it up but the kids say they’ve played it at school often. Apparently, it’s called camouflage. To play, make sure you are all dressed in natural colors. Tie up your dog so that he doesn’t go looking for ‘the fawn’ (andIf you want to read more…click here

Lovely Lichen and Fabulous Fungi

I love the rain. I love the way the rain cleans the air and the trees and bushes so that everything looks bright and colorful. This how things should look. And, I love that rain brings mushrooms. This gift might be what I secretly love most about the rain. We don’t get rain very oftenIf you want to read more…click here

Leaves

Gorgeous leaves. A pallet of nature. Brown’s of every shade. Wet earth. This is winter in Southern California.     I’m so grateful for our mild winter where our days are crisp and clear and we wear jeans and a sweater and the occasional scarf. Tomorrow, though, we are going to spend the day inIf you want to read more…click here

Nature is an antidote to stress.

The crazy holiday season has begun in earnest and life at The Sunny House is hectic as we try to juggle work and kids and family affairs. It’s a fun time of year with parties and celebrations… but it can be stressful too as rhythms change and out-of-the-ordinary events occur much more often than usual.If you want to read more…click here

Nature Napkin Ring :: DIY Tutorial

  The kids and I have made napkin rings for our Thanksgiving table.     Our Thanksgiving table will be nature-inspired and these twig and oak napkin rings will look wonderful.   Home Is Where The Heart Is Home is where the heart is So let this heart beat strong May everyone who enters hereIf you want to read more…click here

Felt Leaf Garland :: DIY Tutorial

We are having Thanksgiving at The Sunny House this year. Of course, this is a GREAT excuse to get crafting.  We have the whole week off from school and have LOTS of projects on our list. We can tick off a felt leaf garland that we made today. Isn’t it awesome?! Of course, I knowIf you want to read more…click here

An Autum Nature Walk

We don’t get much day-to-day fall here in Southern California. But we have a special, magical, nearby place that we go to often. Where the seasons are surprisingly prominent… dew collects on the grasses and light shines golden like magic. It’s an hour’s drive away but, always, so worth the trip.     I knowIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Leaf Mobile

  It’s so exciting! Autumn is here… the days are cooling down, the acorns are falling from the oak trees and all of the leaves are starting to change into their brilliant yellow, orange and red gowns. The colors of Autumn are so rich and warm, it’s hard to believe that they lead us intoIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Gnome Home in a Gourd!

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A Balm to Soothe the Soul

The sun is shining, the grass is turning golden and wild flowers are blooming everywhere. Southern California is so beautiful as summer approaches. On our recent hike into the wilderness, we found treasures… a huge dandelion, a hummingbirds nest, grasshoppers everywhere and three beehives. We balanced rocks, sharpened mule-fat sticks into arrowheads with our pocketIf you want to read more…click here

Honey Bees are Amazing!

We had a wonderful time watching honey bees collecting pollen from the prettiest of flowers on our hike on Sunday. They worked tirelessly until their leg sacks were full to bursting and they could hardly fly. Then we followed them, hoping to find their hive. Over bushes, under trees, around a stream. It was aIf you want to read more…click here

Spring Blossoms

Spring blossoms abound. The trees are so pretty… they are pink and white and magenta. It’s amazing how quickly they spring forth. It seems that one day a tree is bare and the next it is dressed all in pink.   Spring makes the world a happy place You see a smile on every face.If you want to read more…click here

A Surprise Visit!

We have had a wonderful surprise at The Sunny House… an unexpected visit from our Granny and Grampa. It’s so lovely to share our lives with them and take them around to all our special places. We laugh and play and talk… talk endlessly. There is ever so much to catch up on. And, ofIf you want to read more…click here

The Pollen Collectors and Other Treasures from Nature

Waldorf schools around the country have enjoyed this week off as our teachers plan curriculums and attend meetings. In the past, we have used this week to go skiing in the mountains. But, as there has been no snow, anywhere, skiing is sadly out. Instead, we have used this precious time together to go onIf you want to read more…click here

In The Cathedral of the Wild

  Dewdrops or dancing fairies? Mist, moss, mirth. Dappled sunshine, deep shadows. Green grass, grey skies, rusty leaves. Love, laughter, life. It’s all around us. Always.   “In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” – Boyd Varty. Yes. Blessings and magic, Donni StayIf you want to read more…click here

The Discovery of Ice

Nature is so totally AWESOME! We can go to the same place one hundred times and it will be different every and every time. We find new treasures, discover new enchantments. After the recent rains, we were amazed to find that the the stream was frozen over. Frozen! In Southern California, that’s a BIG deal.If you want to read more…click here

Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together. We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.       Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom   I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.  If you want to read more…click here

2014 Fairy Garden Contest : Finalists : Part TWO

Yesterday, I shared Part ONE of the Fairy Garden finalists with 8 magical gardens. Today is Part TWO and I have another 8 enchanting gardens to show you. I’ll start with this AMAZING creation from the Twig and Toadstool kids (click on the link to see closeup photos). Isn’t it breathtaking?! So much detail… acornIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : TWELVE

The Cleary kids are hard at work on their fairy garden. Look at the tunnels and houses they have built. The buildings made of sticks and the bridges made of bark. There are crystals and gems and moss and flowers… all the perfect things to attract neighborhood fairies.     What a wonderful garden, Cleary’sIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 4

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. These are the colors of Southern California right now. It’s taken me aIf you want to read more…click here

Outdoor Play : Discovering Waldorf

A series that explores the ideas and philosophies behind Waldorf Education…     For more information on Waldorf Education, please visit the Discovering Waldorf Series from the Waldorf tab in the Navigation bar. Blessings and magic, Donni Are you interested in a Waldorf-inspired lifestyle? Sign up to receive helpful new Discovering Waldorf articles. Email AddressIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 3

Each week I feature a photo, or a series of photos, that showcase what is happening in nature around us… something that we have found particularly enchanting. At the end of the year, we will have 52 weeks of seasonal beauty. I’m excited for this project for two reasons. One, it goes hand in handIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Wool and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

DIY Tutorial :: Felt Ball and Pine Cone Christmas Tree     Note : If you don’t have all of these materials on hand, you can order this craft kit from my shop. In our family, we are deeply inspired by Mother Nature and all of the beautiful treasures she bestows upon us. My childrenIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Mud Kitchen : Autumn Fun

One big truth I’ve learned in the last 10 years is that parenting is an ever changing role. What works for one child isn’t necessarily the answer for the other child. And even, what flows for one child now, isn’t necessarily the thing that’s going to flow for him in a week, a month, aIf you want to read more…click here

Wilderness is my Cathedral

We recently spent some magical days in the Yellowstone National Park. What a treasure this land is. It is beautiful beyond words… magnificent mountains, enchanted forests, rolling meadows… wild animals, wild flowers, wild-erness. It made us think, often, that ‘Wilderness is our cathedral’ – Rick Hopper. Blessings and magic, Donni

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature-inspired creations and activities. Each week I feature a link from the week before. We have made friends with some local dragonflies and I was delighted to read this about dragonflies and glean such awesome dragonfly info to share with Kit and Teddy… If you’d likeIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature-inspired activities and creations. Here’s such a fun link from last week… a ‘Forest School Birthday Party‘ in the woods! If you’d like your link to be featured next week, be sure to link back to The Magic Onions somewhere on your blog. Can’t wait toIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, where we share our nature inspired crafts and activities. Each week I feature a post from the week before. Teddy has just discovered that rocks ROCK!! He was so excited to pour over these rocks … we’ll be making our own ‘rock-o-torium’ for sure. If you would like your linkIf you want to read more…click here

Horseback Riding in the Grand Tetons

We went horseback riding in the Grand Tetons, WY. It was pretty, beyond words. We rode through Aspen forests, Sage brush, Lupine meadows. We crossed rocky rivers. The sky above was blue and immense. And the whole time, the majestic Tetons loomed above us. Wild nature filled us and cleansed our souls and made usIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature inspired crafts and ideas. Each week I feature a link from the week before ; oh how I wish I could take my children to a Fiber Festival. What a fantastic learning opportunity it is for them to see the wool process from sheep toIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, where we share our nature-inspired activities and creations. Each week, I feature a link from the week before. Don’t you just LOVE this wheat crown!! Perfect for an Autumn fairy… If you’d like your link to be featured next week, be sure to include a link-back to The Magic OnionsIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature-inspired creations and experiences. Each week, I feature a link from the week before… we so enjoyed seeing all the cool things this family discovered in nature… And, look at these gorgeous open-ended gifts for a 3 year-old… If you’d like your link to be chosenIf you want to read more…click here

All in a Day

Some precious moments from our day camping in the mountains… We were lucky enough to stay in our friend’s gorgeous mountain cabin, early morning coffee while we prepared the fishing rods, chocolate croissants for breakfast, fisher-boy, early morning lake scenery, Kitty drawing, an afternoon stroll through the woods, beauty, huge trees, brand new oak leaves.If you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature inspired activities and creations. Each week, I feature a link from the week before… Kitty and I fell in love with this sweet Nature Table from Maaike… And, I’m definitely going to make this yummy granola from We Bloom Here… If you’d like your linkIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, where we share our nature inspired activities and creations. Each week, I feature a link from the week before. I think this flower-pounded banner from Buggy and Buddy is a super fun activity for the kids… Teddy especially will love this. If you would like your link to be nextIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table; a place for us to share our nature inspired adventures and creations. Each week I feature a participant from the week before. As camping season is starting for us (yay) I found this camping-with-kids link from Home Grown Montessori fabulous… If you want a chance for your link to beIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we come together to share our nature inspired posts, creations and experiences. Each week,  I feature a couple of participants from the week before. I loved seeing these sweet children from Nature and Play and all the amazing life they discovered in a pond! And, after seeing this deliciousIf you want to read more…click here

Our New Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

Kitty’s been playing in our new Fairy Garden… Do you want more Fairy Garden inspiration? Here are our important Fairy Garden links… Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here. Here’s a link to the Fair Garden Page for more Fairy Garden inspiration. Here’s a link to purchase the cutest Fairy Garden Kit ever. And, here’s myIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we link up to share our nature-inspired posts and creations. First of all… have you seen this amazing raffle for our Maple Village School fundraiser? Buy a ticket for $5 and you can win these AMAZING handmade treasures… Have a look HERE for more info… and please help usIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we all link up to share our nature inspired posts and creations. Each week I feature a link or two from the week before… I must be in a rainbow mood! I loved this Rainbow Party idea from Happy Whimsical Hearts… And something about this poem and these beautifulIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table – where we all link up to share our nature inspired posts and creations. Each week, I feature a link or two from the week before… aren’t these feathers GORGEOUS!! The nature-loving family from Montana Solar Creations found them on a recent hike in search of shed antlers… no antlersIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Health Benefits to Playing in the Dirt

This article (by Susan Wyatt / Kings) aught to make you feel better the next time your 6 year old comes in with grimy fingernails and dirt all over his face :-) PLAYING IN THE DIRT MAY MAKE YOU SMARTER   For more info on Waldorf Education, please visit my Waldorf page. Discovering Waldorf isIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Pretty Silver Easter Nest

What a pretty little nest we made using wooden eggs, a vine nest and some silver spray paint.   Outdoors, on a piece of cardboard, we set out our little wooden eggs (found online at  Casey’s Wood). We shook the can of silver spray paint well and sprayed our eggs liberally. As you can see,If you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Why Kids Need Nature with Richard Louv

There is a special radiance that shines from my children when we are playing, free, in Nature. Their eyes sparkle, their cheeks flush… they smile. It’s beautiful! Here’s a great article from the wonderful Richard Louv on kids and Nature. WHY KIDS NEED NATURE For more info on Waldorf Education, please visit my Waldorf page.If you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Make A Handmade Nativity Set :: Baby Jesus

Teddy and Kitty found a little slip of paper in their advent calendar this morning that read, ‘Let’s make Baby Jesus!‘ They also found a walnut shell, some burlap and a little wooden round. Oooooo!! They were so excited to get started … look at the sweet little Baby Jesus they made together… Here areIf you want to read more…click here

Gnome and Fairy Houses

I am LOVING reading Sarah Olmstead’s book Imagine Childhood. She has such a magical way of writing and, more than once, I’ve come to a paragraph where I’ve thought, ‘Oh yes… I did that as a child too!!’ Childhood is an universal language. I find Sarah’s words inspiring. Being a mom and having the powerIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Autumn in the Mountains

We woke up to a cool Fall morning and thought, ‘What a perfect day for the mountains!’ We bundled up warmly and set off. Oh my… isn’t Fall lovely! The oak leaves were yellow, the air was fresh and crisp and the mountain mist made everything look so wonderfully enchanting.

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind :-) Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each weekIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind :-) Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each weekIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Cone Bunny.

With Easter fast approaching, we are deep into bunnies in our house. Teddy wants his peanut butter sandwich shaped like a bunny, Kitty hugs her beloved calico bunny to sleep every night and the bunnies who live in the garden (lol, their names are Mine and Yours) are being fed copious amounts of carrots andIf you want to read more…click here

The Nature of Winter

We are especially lucky today! Sarah from The Forest Room is our guest and she shares such a wonderful photo journal of a recent walk that she and her kids enjoyed. Welcome, Sarah, and thank you for sharing your magic with us. * * * The Nature of Winter It’s too cold. I want toIf you want to read more…click here

A HUGE Thank You!

Oh, my dear readers. Today I want to express that I am utterly humbled by the love and support I have received from all of you over the past two years. It is an honor to know that you read me. I feel as if you are all standing at my side as I walkIf you want to read more…click here

Art

I can’t help but admire the spider. OK, sure… big, scary ones give me the creeps. I really don’t like their round bellies nor their hairy legs and, least of all, the thought that they might scurry over me or bite me. But, you have to admit… they are artists. They make the finest, mostIf you want to read more…click here

Introducing Timone, our Squirrel.

My whole life, I have wanted to live in a place beautiful enough to have a squirrel want to live there too. Don’t get me wrong… I have lived in beautiful places; Northwell, South Africa, where I grew up, was very beautiful, in a windswept, rugged kind of way. And Northland, in New Zealand, wasIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Needle Forest

We have a pine forest that we love to play in. With a pine needle carpet under our feet. Lovely places for children to hide. And gnomes too… Pine needle beds to lie in, castles to bulldoze, nests to make… We are reminded of how rich and sensory Mother Natures toys are and how fulfilledIf you want to read more…click here

A Rainbow of Leaves.

Aren’t the leaves just amazing in Fall? They are ablaze! A way to bring a child into connectedness with nature is to help her become aware of the changing of the seasons… to show her that nature is an ever-changing cycle that always comes back to the beginning. It gives a child confidence to knowIf you want to read more…click here

A Magical Mushroom Hunt.

We went on a mushroom hunt this weekend. We set out in the hopes of finding as many strange and wonderful mushrooms as possible and, boy, we were not disappointed! This was the first one we spotted. It was just like a fairies shade umbrella and we decided that it must be a local fairyIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children… our nature ideas, crafts, activities, inspirations and photos. Nature is all around… her magic is everywhere! I encourage everyone to participate. The more wonderful ideas we can share about how to enjoy our beautifulIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Saturday.

Timone drops in for a visit. Blessings and magic.

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children… our nature ideas, crafts, activities, inspirations and photos. Nature is all around… her magic is everywhere!I encourage everyone to participate, the more wonderful ideas we can share about how to enjoy our beautiful earth,If you want to read more…click here

How to make Colored Sand.

Mr T insisted on bringing home a bucket of sand from the beach. Unlike me, he loves sand so much and can play with it for hours. He really doesn’t mind if it gets in his hair, his clothes, his bed! So, to enthuse with this love, we decided to make colored sand. This isIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Washing Line.

A big question was asked… What if our fairies did their washing in the coconut pond in K’s Fairy Garden? They might have to hang their wet clothes on the tree to dry and that would look untidy… that wouldn’t do! A washing line had to be made! If you are enjoying this tutorial, PleaseIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden Swing.

All you need to make a swing for your Fairy Garden are… Pliers, thin, bendable wire and some sticks and stones. Cut a long piece of wire and select a long, flat stone. We used a small sea brick that we collected on the beach, rubbed smooth by waves and time.Bend the wire in half.If you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Bath.

“The group of fairies skipped merrily through the nasturtium patch, happy in their sunrise task. Early morning was the best time for collecting dewdrops for the Fairy Queen’s bath. This was Daphne’s favourite chore. Daphne was in charge of blessing each pearly droplet with a magical spell before it was funnelled down the huge greenIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make Fairy Furniture… a Chair and a Table.

K decided that she needed a table and chair, fairy size, for her new Fairy Garden. Magical Mommy was on the job. We needed; A few pebbles of different shapes and sizes (from Home Depot), A glue gun. If you are enjoying this tutorial, Please sign up to receive delightful Fairy Garden tips and specialIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden that Children will Love.

Here at The Magic Onions, we LOVE Fairy Gardens. It has become our annual tradition to make a new Fairy Garden each Spring. We have an AMAZING Fairy Garden Page… be sure to visit it later to see all the magical Fairy Gardens we have made over the years.   How To Make A FairyIf you want to read more…click here

Making a list for a Nature Hike.

Whenever we go to El Dorado, our local Nature Center, there are a few things we always do. The first is walk along ‘The Stepping Stones’ at the entrance. ‘The Stepping Stones’ is a little stone entrance wall. It is a highlight for my kids to balance along it. Mr T thinks he is oh-so-veryIf you want to read more…click here

Honeysuckle Nectar.

Everywhere, the honeysuckles are blooming. It brings so much joy to my heart to see my children delight in the simple joy of drinking honeysuckle nectar just like I did when I was a child. Pick a honeysuckle flower. Smell it’s intoxicating perfume. Clip the very base of the flower with your nails… And suck…If you want to read more…click here