Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Leprechaun Magic!

Make a magic leprechaun soda.  Super easy.  I was reminded of this project when I saw a Martha Stewart how to video on how to color carnations.  When I worked at a florist, we used to color our own carnations using food coloring.  When I saw this green Coca cola glass I just had to put one of these together.




Just start with an empty glass, green food coloring
and white carnations.

Cut the stems of the carnations at a long angle so they will
soak up the water.

Fill the glass with water and food coloring.  Use a lot
of food coloring.  I don't think I added enough because
mine did not turn dark green. Add the cut carnations
to the water.

Wait several hours or overnight and behold the Leprechaun Magic!
The carnations turn green on the edges making a green froth on
your soda.   Kids will love the transformation.
Or bring it to someone as a gift when the carnations are white and hear
their surprise when they turn green.

25 comments:

Elisa 2011 said...

Grazie per il suggerimento, molto interessante!

Kristin said...

This is a cute idea. My niece would love it.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

HA that is a great idea for kids!!!

Thanks!!!!

Tammy said...

for a second i thought it was whipped cream, and started to drool! lol this looks good enough to eat! thanks for sharing it at my party. cute idea.

Rene said...

I love this project. Tried it last year with Queen Anne's Lace like when we were kids.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Love it. It's not easy to decorate for St. Patty's Day. Thanks for the idea.

Warmly, Michelle

Jill said...

That is cute! I knew flowers would suck up dye, but I never thought to try it. How fun would that be with the kiddos?!

Lesley said...

so cute. I used to do that with my classroom years ago, but haven't shown it to my kiddos yet. Great idea to do the green and call it leprechaun magic. This will be so fun!
love the green coke glass.... if only I could be lucky enough to come across one of those...
hmm... thrift store trip... ???

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I just love how you have the flowers displayed!! Very creative!

jennifer said...

That is a clever idea!

Jodie said...

Love This! So Cute!

Jodie

www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Christina said...

So fun & cute! My students would probably love this...thanks for the idea!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Erin Crisci said...

So cute! I love this! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

I Love it! such a cute idea

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

I remember doing this when I was in school. Awesome idea and projects for kids! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Too cute. As a florist I have done similar flower designs as this. It is so fun doing the unordinary (is that a word?) design that really catches the eye. ~~Sherry~~

Sarah @ Sugar and Shimmer said...

Love this idea - I can't wait to try it :)

Dacia said...

What a cute idea!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Wow, how pretty! I didn't know one can do that.

Tnx so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! :D

Jenn Erickson said...

Visiting from the party at "Naturally Me Creations" -- I absolutely love your arrangements! So whimsical, creative and fun! Jenn/Rook No. 17

Meg said...

Ha! So cute! It makes a great science experiment, too. :)

AllieMakes! said...

VERY cute!! I love it!
I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I love how they look in the soda glass! What a great idea for St. Patty's Day. Thanks for linking up to our Friday Flair!

HannahMarie said...

So Cute! I featured you on my blog www.fashiondiaryofamormongirl.blogspot.com :)

Jerri said...

This is really cute! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.