Using your environment to make great artworks!

Collecting and using natural materials teaches children to be aware of nature and to realise that they do not always need money to create art. Look carefully in your own environment to see which materials could be used in art-making: Here are some ideas for collecting natural materials for drawing, painting, collage, printing modelling and construction
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For drawing: Burnt wood (charcoal), ash, milky plant juices, berries, soil, clay, mud, pollen, crushed leaves or grass and squeezed flowers
 
2.  For painting and making dyes: natural dyes  made by crushing and/brewing beetroot , tea, aloe leaves, onion skins, ginger roots, coffee beans, marigold flower, tumeric, potassium permangranate, berries and basil leaves.
3. For collage and masks: leaves, seeds, pods, grasses, shells, bones, flowers, twigs, sand , soil, bark, feathers, mealie husks, crushed egg shells and see sponges.
4. For printing: feathers, bark, flowers, leaves, stalks, bones, half fruits and vegetables.
5. For modelling: Clay from riverbanks.
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For construction: reeds, grass, sticks, bamboo, bones, wood and fibre
 

Caution avoid plants that are poisonous and sharp