As I always say, the biggest inspirations come from different, sometimes unexpected places. At That time, Megan the author of those cool Cotton Ear Bud Flowers saw them as a store decoration - enormous one! They were truly impressive as you will see on her photos.
Anyways, being serious, I loved the idea. Using food coloring of any color or multiple colors, styrofoam balls, artificial flowers and cotton ear buds, you are able to make something genuinely creative. Balls of different sizes, many colors ear buds, as flowers or just funny, fluffy balls hanging down from the ceiling in your kids bedroom. Only your imagination can be the limit here. I would also shred those buds a bit after coloring them. Of course, these are just my crazy ideas, and you should try yours.
If you are interested in making those funny, puffy, flowers though, visit Homemade Ginger to see the entire tutorial. I would be very happy to see your works on our fan page.