Please visit the websites of these amazing crafters for simple tutorials on how to make these beautiful treats.
*** Be very careful and use all necessary cautions in working with flames and potentially harmful chemicals. These activities require responsible adult supervision. ***
(1) Burn spoons = Plastic Roses
You've got to go to the Can't Stop Making Things website to see the finished product!!
|Flame makes roses at Can't Stop Making Things|
(2) Burn fabric = Fabric Roses
Creative Jewish Mom has a wonderful tutorial for these fabric roses and lots of ways to use them.
|Creative Jewish Mom flame enhanced roses|
(3) Burn yard waste = Colorful fire starters
|Wisconson Dells Travel & Green Country Living Magazine|
Tipnut has a tutorial on making colorful pinecone fire starters that use chemicals (not to be mixed while making or in the fireplace!) to create different color flames
Here are the chemicals that are said to produce different flame colors:
- Copper Sulfate: Green flame
- Boric Acid: Red flame
- Calcium Chloride: Orange flame
- Alum (thallium): Bright Green Flame
- Salt Substitute (potassium): Violet Flame
- Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate): White Flame
- Table Salt: Yellow Flame
- Borax (sodium tetraborate): Yellow/Green Flame
|Mrs. Adventure's fire starter tutorial|
BONUS: Here is a list of 10 crafts and activities that might appeal to boys from Come Together Kids.