This little experiment has been on my mind for awhile. This month I decided to actually do it! I am very glad I did, my 2 and half year old was fascinated with the color water and my 4 year loved watching the flowers turn color.
First things first, grabbing our supplies.
You will need some containers to use for the color water, food coloring to color the water and some flowers! We choose carnations and daisies. The daises did not work! Here’s our progress with our carnation.
Adding the color to the water was a very exciting event with many exclamations. He loved watching the color mix slowly into the water.
Next I trimmed the flowers to a nice height for the jars and let the little MR stick them in.
Unfortunately, that was the end of my 2 year old’s fascination. He is a very sensory little boy who enjoys mixing and messing. Where as my 4 year old is more into crafting and observing.
My 4 year old and I went into “carnation color watch” mode. Here is our white starting carnation.
We checked our flowers every hour and after 2 hours saw some color!
At his point it was bed time and with reluctance he went to bed, after some chatter about the flower. The next morning we awoke to find these beautiful color carnations in our kitchen!Of all the colors I had added the blue came out the best followed by the green and then purple. The red and yellow didn’t fair so well, I think I added way too much coloring. Next year I want to try some roses from the garden as we were unable to use them this time around because of the strong winds that week that had blown all the petals off!
The carnations did dry very well and held the color. They are now apart of my little Popsicle stick potpourri box!