May means spring and spring means flowers. Now, May also means Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day also means flower’s. Sooooo, we have come up with a cool spring craft that doubles as a cool Mother’s Day gift. You’re welcome! This craft takes a lot of patience but the result is worth it. We will be using a small clear vase and adding different densities of coloured water to create rainbow water to add colourful fun to flowers for mom. This craft was helped along by science and stevespanglerscience.com
You will need:
- 6 glasses
- 15 tbsp Sugar
- 6 cups of Water (room temperature)
- Food colour
- Measuring Cup
- 1 tbsp measuring spoon
- spoons for stirring
- Small sized glass vase
- Flowers of you choice
- Fill 6 glasses with 1 cup of water each.
- Using the food colour, colour each glass of water with a different colour. (ie. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). Stir to combine fully.
- Now we add different amounts of sugar to each glass in order to give the water different weights. Leave the red water without sugar. Add 1 tbsp of sugar to the orange water. 2 tbsp to the yellow. 3 tbsp to the green. 4 tbsp to the blue. 5 tbsp to the purple. Stir each glass of water with a clean spoon until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Using the baster suck up an amount of the non-sugar water, in our case the Red water, and squeeze it into the vase.
- Rinse the baster and suck up the same amount of the next colour (orange). Carefully place the baster into the the bottom of the vase. Gently and slowly squeeze the baster so the orange water is deposited at the bottom of the vase. The orange water is heavier than the red and should therefore stay at the bottom but go slowly or it will mix with the previous colour.
- Repeat step 5 with the yellow water, then the green, then the blue, then the purple. Be sure to rinse the baster between each colour.
- Lastly add beautiful flower(s) to your vase, and don’t worry, sugar water actually helps keep fresh-cut flowers longer.
Our blue and purple got mixed together but otherwise I think it turned out pretty cool. It took us a couple tries so if it doesn’t work the first time try again and go slower.
Write in the comments to tell us how yours turned out and leave your tips and tricks. Or post a pic to instagram and tag #ggcmagazine.