We made paint today from mineral pigments and it was just as great as I imagined it would be. My sons discovered over the weekend that sedimentary rocks were the easiest to crush with a hammer and then grind into a powder with a mortar and pedestal, so when we got to the creek this morning we searched for colorful sedimentary rocks. Here's what the process looked like.
Paul testing different rocks
Smashing and grinding rocks beside the creek
Some of the pigments we made
Getting ready to add our binders - spit or egg whites. The boys loved this part.
Here are the paintings that we made.
We are loving this journey into the world of making our own tools from the landscape. More to come:)