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Coloring Carnations Green For St. Patrick's Day!

Children will absolutely love the Leprechaun magic as they watch the carnations turn from white to green. With food coloring, you can make carnations nearly any color you desire. In addition, coloring white carnations with food coloring can also be a fun science experiment to demonstrate to kids how the carnations drink water. Change the carnation color for different holidays as well. For example, you can use Easter egg dye for an adorable Easter bouquet of many bright colors. 

Here is how to make this green colored carnation centerpiece:

Tools and Materials:

White carnations, Green food coloring, Vase and Scissors

How-To Color Carnations:
1. Mix food coloring with water according to the directions on the food-coloring package, making sure the water reaches a dark, rich shade of green. Fill vase with this mixture.

2. Cut ends of the carnation stems under running water and place the carnations into your vase overnight. The flowers will soak up the food coloring through the stem, resulting in vibrant green flowers.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Darien resident Janine Vairo is the founder of PartyStyle Box and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent at Kelly Associates, Real Estate Inc

Janine blogs about party ideas, recipes, home decor and trends in the real estate market.

Email: partystylebox@gmail.com 
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