we made spring butterflies! i will tell you straight off that this craft might better suited for GIRLS. they probably wouldn't want to get so messy! of course, i had no idea that food coloring was a DYE (i hardly ever use it), but after many google searches, shaving cream did the trick of removing the stains from my boy's fingers...faces...legs...
you'll need coffee filters, food coloring, a spray bottle, pipe cleaners, and thread (or string).
spread the filter out flat and drop the food coloring onto it and any pattern. lightly mist with water to allow colors to blend. after it dries, gather in the center and secure with a pipe cleaner. curl the ends with your fingers and hang them up with thread or string.