Magic Celery - FamilyEducation

Magic Celery

Celery stalks take on beautiful flower-like colors when you place them stem-down into jars of colored water. This activity is sure to mystify your child.

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Celery stalks
  • Clean jars
  • Food coloring

Directions

  1. Celery stalks take on beautiful flower-like colors when you place them stem down into jars of colored water about an inch deep.
  2. Leave several hours or overnight.

Extensions

  • For a rainbow effect, add several colors, one at a time, waiting several hours in between.
  • For a special treat, buy some white or light-colored carnations and color them with the same process.

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