Flower Tinting

Mother Nature gives us many different colours of flowers. Not only that, people who learn to be horticulturists sometimes make new colours by crossing two different coloured flowers. (A horticulturist is a scientist who cultivates flowers, fruits, vegetables and leafy plants).You can tinted your own flowers without learning how to be a horticulturist! This is a good way to learn how plants drink water. You can do the same thing with celery stalks if you can't get any flowers.

Here's What You'll Need:
A clear glass vase or big jar; fresh, clean water; food colouring; and a white carnation or daisy

Here's What to Do:

  1. Fill a jar or vase half full with water, then add your favorite colour of food colouring.
  2. Place the flower in, and watch it change colour over the next few hours.

If you want a funkier flower, get a grown-up to split the stem down its length, then place two vases or jars side by side with different colours. Stick on half of the stem in one vase, and the other half in the vase beside it. Watch what happens!