How to color flowers at home

Making multicolored bouquet using markers

Want to col­or some flow­ers your own way? We’ll show you how! :)

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

At­ten­tion! Dyes can leave marks on skin and clothes.

Reagents and equip­ment

  • glass­es;
  • felt-tip mark­ers;
  • wa­ter;
  • white flow­ers.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

Use some wa­ter to wash the dye from the mark­ers. Put some flow­ers in the col­ored wa­ter. Over time, the petals will change col­ors!

Process de­scrip­tion

As wa­ter evap­o­rates from the sur­face of the leaves and petals, it cre­ates suc­tion in the stem. This force pulls the wa­ter, along with mol­e­cules of dye, up through the stem. As the white petals don’t have their own tint, the dye in them be­comes clear­ly vis­i­ble over time.