Roses are in full bloom in Idaho right now.  Here is a fun project that your preschooler will not only love, but the end result will be a beautiful flower!  This activity takes multiple days, but your preschooler will love watching the daily progress.

Supplies Needed:

1 white or ivory colored rose

3-4 food colors
3-4 small cups or jars
Cutting knife (adults only!)

For full instructions, visit  Just understanding that the flower drank up the colored water and it changed the petals to the water’s color is enough for a preschooler. But if you would like a more scientific explanation of what has occurred, you can also find that on this website.

Happy coloring!