Give each child an orange and invite him or her to poke holes in it with a blunt needlework needle. Invite children to push cloves into the holes of their oranges. Then help children wrap their oranges in a piece of cheesecloth and tie the cheesecloth with a ribbon. Let children smell the wonderful scent.
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