March 29, 2023

Flowers are blooming all over the place you look lately! This can be a lovely experiment you are able to do along with your little ones for some shade enjoyable, and for a easy lesson to exhibit that vegetation want water. You’ll be able to create flowers all the identical shade, or make a rainbow bouquet! We additionally experimented with fastidiously splitting a flower’s stem into two stems to make a flower with two completely different distinct colours and a little bit of a brand new shade as soon as the 2 blended – an effective way to introduce shade mixing to little ones! Let’s get dyeing!  

Belongings you’ll want 

Flower Dyeing Activity
  • Flowers – white flowers work greatest. We used roses. 
  • Cups 
  • Water, room temperature  
  • Meals coloring dye 
  • Knife 
  • Scissors 

Step 1 

Flower Dyeing Activity

Lower the flower stems diagonally on the backside and take away any backside leaves. This may assist the stem to soak up the water.

Flower Dyeing Activity

To make flowers with two colours, fastidiously minimize down alongside the centre of the stem with a pointy kitchen knife or utility knife. Lower sufficient size so that every stem could make it into its personal cup and so it sits in about 2” of water. 

Step 2 

Fill your cups with 1/2 cup of water. Room temperature water works greatest as it’ll soak up extra shortly into the flower!
Add 20-30 drops of meals coloring to every cup and blend totally.

Step 3

Flower Dyeing Activity

Add the stems of the flowers to the coloured water cups.


After at the least 1-2 hours you’ll begin to see the colours in your flowers! For deeper saturation go away in cups for 1-2 days. 

Flower Dyeing Activity
Flower Dyeing Activity

Now you might have a fantastic rainbow bouquet, and realized one thing alongside the way in which. 

For extra enjoyable with flowers, try our Caitie’s Classroom episode about Spring!

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