Do you usually give your mum flowers for mother’s day but this time around you want to take it to the next level? Well here’s an easy DIY that ups the ante on the traditional flower bouquet and can be whipped up overnight. Rainbow roses have been popping up at markets and florists a lot lately, but if you do it yourself it’s that much more special. Here’s what you need to get started:
MATERIALS & TOOLS
White flowers eg. chrysanthemums or daisies
Garden snippers or heavy duty scissors
Start by filling your containers with warm water. You want about half a glass in each container.
Count 20-25 drops of food colouring in each container.
Then, cut the stems of your flowers at a diagonal. This way your flower stems will soak up the maximum amount of colouring to change colour.
Leave the flowers in their containers for at least a few hours, preferably overnight. Luckily I had my cat Maya to supervise and quality control the dyeing of the flowers. I found the red and blue colours turned out stronger than the green or yellow.
And voila! There you have your rainbow flowers, ready to be wrapped up for mother's day.
At school I was never really the science type but this easy DIY just goes to show that art and science can make a wonderful team. This is also a great little activity to do with kids while teaching them about science at the same time.