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Roses for Beauty and The Beast.

In addition to our mirrors, we also decided to make some of the Beast's roses. In a few of the versions we've read, the trouble starts when Belle's father "steals" a rose from the Beast's garden.

supplies: red paint, paper, red glitter, stalk of celery cut 
near the bottom
*this is not an original idea of mine but one i've seen several child care 
teachers use

1 - dip stalk in paint and press to paper

2 - sprinkle glitter over paint
*the glitter is optional - it just makes them "magic" 

big buddy's roses

mini man's roses

And since we had the celery we also did a little osmosis magic. 

filling our jars with water

adding food coloring

placing stalks and making predictions

colored celery!


  1. awwwww how cute!! great pics, u made me smile =)

  2. Hey...I have some leftover celery, I should do the osmosis with my kids. Those roses are beautiful!

  3. What a fun activity! We have done the celery and food color experiment but have not used celery to paint flowers. Will have to try that soon.

  4. I've never seen celery roses. How cool! :)

  5. What lovely roses! I love that celery makes such pretty flowers!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  6. These are fabulous ideas! I'm going to pin it and share on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook Page! Let me know if that's a problem!

  7. Great activities - and I love how you connected them to Beauty and the Beast. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  8. I tried this earlier this year, and my results weren't nearly as cute as yours. I love it. I recently saw one with red peppers making four leaf clovers. Great for St. Patrick's Day! Jodi -

  9. Ah I love it. It is so interesting to see the different art your sons created too. I have some very limp celery that I'm going to try with. The osmosis is lovely too, makes it a richer experience.


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