The kids and I stopped and picked some Queen Anne’s Lace on the side of the road the other day. I decided we would turn them into fireworks when we got home. Don’t they just look so pretty? We had a mini science lesson and talked about how flowers “drink” through the stem. But, really, we just wanted to see them turn colors. The green and yellow only took about 30 minutes to start turning but all the other colors didn’t do much until the next day. The bird was so excited when she came downstairs the next morning and all of her flowers had changed color! The bean just wondered where his breakfast was. I can’t pick Queen Anne’s Lace without thinking of this Neutral Milk Hotel song…..it kind of runs through my head whenever I see some. 🙂
Anyway, it was a fun, free and simple activity and it looked pretty on my table all week!
Heather V says
CUTE! It reminds me of how mom always wanted to stop on the side of the road and get bittersweet.
Great idea!! I am gonna start looking for those!
More Chic Than Shabby says
The wedding was beautiful and the queen anne’s lace project turned out really cool. I did a science project with that same idea using carnations when I was a kid but never thought about using queen anne’s lace.