Â This craft is not edible, but as it uses food coloring I allowed myself to make an exception. Â By some strange coincidence I came across the instructions to coloring flowers with food coloring twice this week, once in my daughter’s book and once on the web, and I really want to try doing it myself (I have to get some white flowers). Â I thought that you might also like to try this, especially with the kidsâ€¦.
CRAFT MATERIALS: Â White flowersÂ Â Food coloringÂ Â VaseÂ Â Time needed: Under 1 Hour 1. Start with white flowers. We found that roses, carnations, and daisies work well. If none are growing in your area, pick some up at your local florist. Â
2. Prepare a colored solution: we used 20 drops of food coloring for each 1/2 cup of warm water. Â 3. Cut the stems to fit your vase, removing at least 2 inches, then set them in the tinted water. You’ll start to see results in less than 24 hours.Â
How it works. Freshly cut flowers continuously draw water up through their stems, as through a straw. When the water reaches the petals, it evaporates through tiny pores, leaving the dye behind (dye cannot evaporate). Over time, it builds up, coloring the tips of the petals.
You can find the original instructions on the following link at familyfun.com.Â