One of the best parts of the spring season is watching all the beautiful flowers bloom. Today we're going to be using some of those flowers to conduct a science experiment by completing this Food Dye Flowers DIY! This is a great way to get your little ones engaged and learning while also having fun as a family. Bonus: you'll have beautiful flowers for your home at the end. Put on your thinking cap and get ready to experiment!
We know that science isn't everyone's favorite subject, but we have a feeling this fun flower experiment will help convert your reluctant little ones. Before you start the experiment, teach them about how flowers get their nutrients from the soil or water through their stem. Your fresh flowers will be drinking the food dye mixed water, to create a beautifully colored flower. We can guarantee your kids are going to love turning flower petals their favorite color!
You can use any white flower for this experiment. Make it more personal by choosing your favorite! We recommend daisies, roses, or carnations.
Here's what you'll need:
- White flowers
- Glass jars
- Natural food coloring or colored dye
- Pour water into each glass jar until it is half full
- Put food coloring into each jar, using one color per jar
- Cut the flowers so they are just slightly taller than the jar. Make sure the bottom of each is cut on a diagonal. This will help the flower easily drink the water
- Place flowers into colored water
- Wait for the petals to change color. It can take about an hour for the color to start appearing, and the longer they stay in the water, the more vibrant the color will be. Try another one of this week's activities while you wait for the color to absorb.
- Once the color is to your liking, place your dyed flower into a vase and enjoy!
Total time: 1 hour
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