A Little Messy
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Question and Wonder:
- Have you ever seen a cave painting? Ever wonder what they used for paint?
- Where do the colors in paint and dye and food coloring come from?
Imagine and Design:
- How do you think the paint will work?
- What will it feel like?
- How do you think it will be different from other paints?
- Which do you think will make the best paint?
Experiment with the spices. Put some of each spice in a cup, add a small amount of water, stir and paint.
Test and Discuss:
- Try out your paints on a variety of surfaces. Instead of brushes, try using alternatives like leaves, feathers, sticks or…? How do the different types of “brushes” affect the way you paint?
- What do you notice about the paint? Is it thick? Thin? Smooth? See thru? How does it feel?
- What does it smell like? Do the smells make you think of anything?
- Were the colors what you thought they would be?
- Which paints are your favorites? Why?
Did you Know?
There are so many ways to make your own paint. Try these other homemade paint recipes and create away!!!