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Colored Lace

Did you know the flower called Queen Anne's lace will absorb color if you put it in a pitcher of colored water?

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Participant Age: 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: $0
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • Containers
  • Food coloring
  • Queen Anne's Lace
Gather your flowers

Take a walk around the yard and gather several Queen Anne's Lace flowers.


Fill containers
Fill several containers with water.
Add food coloring
Dye the water in each container with a different color of food coloring.
Add flowers
Place some Queen Anne's Lace in each container.
Watch for Results!

How long did it take for the colored water to travel up the stem and color the flowers?

Make some colorful arrangements!

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