Springtime Science Experiment
You were there, that didn’t happen.
So with Avery 3 days old we were back in school, had we known we would have taken a February class and not a March one- oh well, we are surviving and the class is half over. But anyways, for this class I needed to plan and implement some activities and this is the one I did for Science.
I am sure we have all done the food coloring and celery experiment where you put it in the colored water and watch it change color, and this is the same idea but with flowers so a little more decorative so to speak and spring themed. It is a great activity to do with children or to even change the color of flowers to match a party or tablescape.
Super simple, fill your cup or vase up with water and color it your desired shade and place the flowers in and in a day or so you will have flowers the color of your water! If you are just doing this for fun I suggest carnations because they last forever but you can do it with any white flowers. I just saw on Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee she did this with roses to match her tablescape.
To take it one step further you could try this: Notice that there are flowers between the cups that are taller and that is because I took the stem of some of the flowers and cut up the middle so there were two halves, then you take each side and place it into it’s own color by putting the cups right next to each other. They should be able to stand on their own but if you have any issues then just tape either the cups together or the stems to the cups. Here you could have your children predict what they think will happen, if the stem is half in blue and half in yellow will it turn green or will the petals be half blue and half yellow? Hint- it is the second one, there is almost a defined line that separates the two colors on the petals, pretty awesome!
If you try it, let me know how it turns out!
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