On a theme of plant dyes, today we made walnut stick paintbrushes and food powder paints. They both worked a lot better than I anticipated!! 😊 🌶🍇🌿🍂🌼
The second picture is the colours we made - red cabbage sauerkraut juice proved to be the favourite, making a beautiful blue when mixed with bicarb and a bright pink mixed with lemon juice. We then could paint with lemon juice on the bicarb red cabbage making beautiful patterns. ❤️💜💙💚
Other colours were made from turmeric powder, cayenne powder, blueberry powder, coffee, charcoal powder and beetroot juice. Totally astounded by the amount of colour we got. We mixed the powders with a tiny amount of warm water mixed with a bit of gelatin. It seemed to work really well! 🎨✍️🎨✍️🎨✍️🎨
The paintbrush can be made by snipping off any non-toxic, fibrous green wood, slicing it around 2 inches up from one end and scrape off the bark. Then chew! Start by sucking it for 2 mins and your saliva starts to do its job.. gently chew, with molars, and continue until it starts to break apart. Beware of mouth splinters 😂 this is also a pretty slow process - the key is patience! Don’t hurry it or they snap!
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