|sensory painting with tea|
While we were doing our Spice Painting last week, I noticed how the herbal tea infusions we were using started to turn the glue purple and red colours and was inspired to try a new type of painting.
I brewed a couple of different types of infusion - Ginger & Lemon, Cranberry & Raspberry, Blackberry & Blueberry and Earl Grey with Rose - and let them get completely cold, then we started painting...
The effect was similar to watercolours, very dreamy and pastel. We used the string on the teabags to drip onto our paper and had blueish purple, pink and yellow tones.
Since this was such a sensory experiment too the kiddos smelled and tasted each cup - they were really not keen on the Lemon & Ginger!
These painting sessions have got me looking round the kitchen to see what else we could explore with. Potato printing of course, maybe coloured milk?
And I've always been tempted to use asparagus stems as paintbrushes - watch this space!