Big bouquets of dried watercolor flowers can be used as door decorations or table centerpieces. Tiny bouquets can decorate hats or jewelry.
What You'll Need:
- Rubber band
- Watercolor paints
- Dish detergent
- Vase or ribbon
How to Make Dried Watercolor Flowers:
Step 1: Help kids gather some flowers from outside. Collect ones that are not quite in full bloom. Gather the stems together and bind them with a rubber band.
Step 2: Thread a piece of string through the rubber band and tie it in a loop. Place the loop over a hanger and hang the bouquet of flowers upside down in the sun.
Bring them in at night so dew doesn't collect on them in the morning. Put them back in the sun the next day. They should be dry in about a week.
Step 3: If the sun has bleached out some of the colors, touch the flowers up with watercolor paints. Add a few drops of dish detergent to the paint water to help the paint stick to the flowers.
Arrange your bouquet in a vase, or tie a ribbon around it and hang it on the door.
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