Thursday, September 15, 2011

Colors of the Rainbow

With both of my kids I taught them the all colors of the rainbow, red, yellow, green, blue, purple, etc etc etc
We all know the excitement when after a long rain we look outside and catch a glimpse of a beautiful rainbow.
Even thou there is nothing as good as a genuine rainbow high in the sky, I decided to have the kids make the next best thing. ;-)

All I did was have my kids put some water in a shallow dish and then prop up a small mirror in the water at an angle. Then place the dish near a window and position the mirror so that sunlight hits it. The light passes through the water and bounces off the mirror, making a faint rainbow appear on the wall. If you do not have white walls, take a large piece of white card and hold it in front of the wall. Adjust it until you can see the rainbow.
To quote my lil' ones, "Ooh how pretty!" :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Colored Floweres

Coloring flowers, sounds like something you would do with crayons and paper right? Well you would be partly wrong,I found out that you can actually color real flowers!!! Crazy cool huh ;)
So I went out and bought some white carnations and brought them home and had the kids help me ummmm...color them :)
first I had them fill a few cups up with water. Then I had them add a few drops of food coloring (different colors of course )
I then cut the end off the stem and put the flowers in the water. It really didn't take that much time, it was cool how the food coloring literately was sucked up the stem along tiny tubes (called vessels) and this is how the petals of the flower started to change in color.

So Pretty!!!!!