Coloring Flowers: A summer project for your budding artists

It is now August and the newness of summer vacation has officially warn off. This is apparent, as the words, "I'm bored" are muttered every half hour around our house. If you can relate, here is a little project you can have your kiddos tackle that is simple, and inexpensive (and every time you hear those dreaded words...you can remind them to go check their flowers).

Coloring Flowers: a summer project for your budding artists

 

First, you'll need to gather your supplies:

  • White flowers...or weeds (we used Queen Anne's Lace (left over from this post about saving money on home decor by bringing the outside in)
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Spoons
  • Food Coloring
coloring flowers: a summer project for your budding artists

Step 1

Pour an inch or two of the water into the cups.

coloring flowers: a summer project for your budding artists

Step 2

Add approximately 10 drops of food coloring in each cup.

Coloring Flowers: A summer project for your budding artists

Step 3

Stir the water until the food coloring is fully mixed.

Coloring Flowers: A summer project for your budding artists
Coloring Flowers: A summer project for your budding artists

Step 4

Snip the ends off of the stems, set in the cups, and wait.

Coloring flowers: a summer project for your budding artists

Step 5

Stand back and admire your newly colored flowers, make a colorful bouquet for their bedrooms, and see if they can explain why the flowers changed colors. 

Do you have a favorite Boredom Buster? Tell us about it in the comments!