I wanted to do the science experiment with the food coloring and carnations but did not have carnations. Then I found several blogs that did the same experiment using paper towels instead. Yay. I have all that stuff so we set off on our experiment. I found some blog posts of others who have done this experiment and said it moves faster if you use warm water and elevate the jars with color in them ,so that is what we did. We also used yellow and blue coloring which should make green. We set up the experiment and the first 3 pictures shows how quickly it moved in 15 minutes. Then we had to go to the homeschool P.E. group. Then we came back from gym and this is what we found. It worked. Capillary Action!