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Making Blackberry Paint

During our Outdoor Learning sessions, the children have been interested in the provacation table set up with rolling pins, paint rollers, bowls, paper, paintbrushes and a basket full to the brim of blackberries. The children have thought about ways to squash, mash, spread and splatter the blackberries to make interesting prints. We love how some of the children folded their paper to squash the berries making some interesting symmetrical prints.

Some children had a go at 'Hapa Zome', (a Japanese term meaning leaf prints), using a rubber mallet. These made fantastic results and some of the children were surprised that the prints made different colours. "This one is all black and this one is red." "I like the red one it's like pink!"


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