My daughter took to the fields today in search of mystery mash ingredients. With her own little mortar-and-pestle in hand, she plucked flower petals.
The flowers were ground up and mixed with water to create her own purple dye. I was amazed at the iridescence of her dye-----almost like butterfly wings. Is that from the flower petals?
She used her dye to dye a piece of white linen. It turned out a very subtle shade of lavender. We'll use the cloth later on to make a tiny little fairy dress...
This was one of our kids' activities listed here. We look forward to new combinations of flowers to produce varying colors of dye.