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How To Make Floral Ink From Flower Petals

We recently came across a recipe for ink made from flower petals, so naturally we had to try it for ourselves. The process is quite simple and can produce beautiful colors– Lil’ Sprouts can experiment with different foraged blooms from the backyard, now that late spring is bringing color into season. We used dark red peonies to create a cool, purple color. Decorate a card or color a mandala with it — There’s no going wrong!

Floral Ink

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  • Flower petals
  • Pestle
  • Jar or bowl
  • Paintbrush
  • Boiling water



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  1. Mash the flower petals in a jar or bowl using a pestle or any other grinding implement.
  2. Pour boiling water over the petals, just enough that they are covered.
  3. Let sit for 24 hours, preferably in a sunny spot.
  4. Strain and use!
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