A great homeschool activity and a lot of fun (and mess)...
We made our own natural paints using two types of soil, charcoal & turmeric.
Charlie pounding the charcoal with a mortar and pestle
Great earth shades of different textures & colours
Some of the finished masterpieces
These paintings led into great discussions of Indians, Aboriginals & American Indians paintings. How these different cultures all used natural resources around them to create beautiful works of art.