We started with store bought white flowers, and I added water to the glasses. Pooka came up with colors for the water. I would place a random numbers of drops of food coloring in the water (I probably should of counted them), and allowed a Pooka to stir the water. Note: when we do this again sometime, make sure Pooka is wearing older clothes and has her sleeves up. She loved having polka dot arms for the next day or so.
|Your supplies, flowers, cups of water, food coloring|
We made a point to cut the ends of the flowers at a slight angle to help the flowers soak up the water better. For this we used a pair of scissors I didn't care too much about. Once the water was stirred, the flowers went in. I let Pooka choose which flowers went in which cups.
|30 hours later|
|Flowers 6 days later|
As you can see (if you open the picture a bit bigger), after about 6 days we are getting some very nice colors. The blooms that are just opening up already colored. We have some definate darker colors which are making for a nice shading effect, but it still isn't very vibrant. The things you learn I suppose. Pooka saw that flowers do pull water (and anything else) up through their stems. I learned to research the experiments a bit more before I do them.