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!

9 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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  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!

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  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: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  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 - www.meaningfulmama.com

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  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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