Early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk. - Blueberry Facts
Barren River Lake State Resort Park in Kentucky
All week the State park has had activities for the Children every 2 hours. So, we did several of them which were being hosted by the volunteer college-age rangers that come to work for the summer.
This activity showed how a person could use flowers, berries and leaves to get color from natural ingredients.
This first part of this particular activity was collecting berries and leaves while on a hike.
The second part was to crush them up so they can have a hand-on lesson in how the natives and early Americans used berries and leaves for dye to paint their belongings.
Beloved is helping with the crushing up of the blackberries and the blackberries that were not ripe so we could have purple and red dye.
All the Little Miss wanted to do was eat the blackberries!
But, once every thing was mashed the painting began...