Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flowers & Food Coloring

Even though my husband wouldn't admit it, he has a soft side to his manly man demeanor. He sometimes surprises me with his sweetness.Today he shared an idea with with me from his childhood. We passed by some Queen Anne's Lace flowers on the side of the road and he said, "We need to pick some of these flowers and put them in a vase with water and food coloring". He and his family used to do this when he was younger, and over several days, the flowers would change colors. I told him I would really enjoy this so he pulls over and picks the Queen Anne's Lace flowers for me. I picked two vases for this project and filled one with red and yellow coloring (to make orange), and the other with blue and red coloring (to make purple). I will post the progression of the color changes over the next few days.

Step 1: Fill your vases with water and insert flowers.

Step 2: Add food coloring of your choice. I used 4-5 drops of each color for an even balance. I will have to experiment with how to adjust the colors in the future for different shades.

Step 3: Wait for it...