Stone Age Skills

This week the children are beginning to learn how to make paint ready for cave painting. In class we discussed what kind of materials would have been used in the Stone Age, what kind of tools may be needed to release pigments and then how the paintbrushes themselves might be constructed.

Outside a fire was lit whilst the children mixed up their paint ingredients. Clay and soil for reds and browns, nettles for green and over the next few weeks we will be investigating other colours. The ingredients were mixed with the snow and then heated to draw out the colour.

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