DIY Rainbow Daisies

diy rainbow daisies

First of all, I want to thank Briana from Sun and Lace for asking me to be a guest blogger. I am in no way an expert in anything, nor am I an inspirational writer; however, I love sharing this momagrapher life I live with my two littles, Waverly (4) and Brody (2) in our home state of Idaho. Hope you enjoy this experiment and can live a little through these photos.

Kelsie, @idahomeliving


I'm always looking for fun ideas, crafts and experiences to do with my toddlers. To celebrate spring, St. Patties day and my obsession with flowers, I decided we should make rainbow daisies and share our experiment with you all! 

1. First of all, head to your local store and pick up a bundle of white daisies and food color drops. You can use most any white flower, but carnations and daisies seem to soak up the dye the quickest.

    2. When you get them home, place the flowers in the refrigerator for a few hours to let them dehydrate a bit, a thirsty flower will drink up the water faster.

    rainbow daisies
    3. Fill up small vases or glasses with WARM water and flower food if you have it. Cold water will not absorb as quickly, or at all into the pedals, so make sure your water is plenty warm. Add bout 20-30 drops of liquid food coloring per 1/4 cup of water (the gel food coloring will not work).  We went with a true rainbow scheme in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, but sometimes creating your own variation of colors can be the funnest part! 
    rainbow daisies for St Patrick's Day
    4. Cut the flower stems at an angle to get a fresh cut.
    5. Place a few stems in each vase and watch them turn! They could start showing color within a few hours, or it could take a day or two. 
    st. Patrick's day project for kids
    Ours took about two days with MASS AMOUNTS of food coloring!
    diy rainbow daisies

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