Whether you’re home alone with your partner, kids, or both, we have fun indoor activities for kids to share that you can all do as a family. It’s scientifically proven that adding elements of nature, like fresh flowers, can reduce stress, which is why we decided to focus on what we can control: flower arranging!
We’ve put together an easy-to-follow DIY project that will surely spark creativity using our ‘Flower Science Experiment for Kids’ pack. This pack includes fresh, white carnations that are ready to be water dyed with a food coloring of your choice!
This is a fun, hands-on DIY project you can do with your kids to stay busy!
Supplies what you’ll need:
- White carnations (we used 20 stems)
- Food coloring of your choice
- Mason jar
Read on to learn how to create your very own cream soda flower experiment.
1. Prep Your Vase
Fill your vase with water, leave about ½ inch of room at the top for spillage.
2. Arrange Your Carnations
Bunch together about 20 stems of white carnations, placing them one by one in a clockwise motion so that when they are fully bunched, like foam rising up from a soda!
3. Add Your Food Coloring
Then put 2-5 drops of a food coloring of your choice, amount of drops depending on how concentrated you would like your color to be. The dye will soak up through the stems over the next few days, tinting the white carnations to the color of your choosing.
4. Measure and Cut
Measure the stems up against the side of the vase to gauge where to cut you stems so that they reach the bottom of the vase, increasing their ability to drink as best as they can. Tip: It’s best to cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.
5. Add the Finishing Touches
Turn the vase around to inspect the shape of your carnations, you can adjust stems as needed to get the perfect, bubbly and foamy shape.
Be sure to check back within the next few days to see your DIY color changing flower experiment come to life! (Do NOT drink!)