In Forest Schools we created cave paintings. We made paint brushes using sticks and pine needles. Amy had a good idea and she tied a feather to her stick.
Cave paintings were also created by blowing paint. Years 3 and 4 experimented using a hollow plant stem, it was much more difficult than we thought it would be. In Stone Age times they would have used hollow bones too. We used typical Stone Age colours, red which would have been made from blood, orange which would have been made from crushed sand stone and brown made from mud.
Please have a look at the cave paintings from one area in France. They are 25,000 years old. This has made us wonder how they have been preserved for so long? How long will our cave paintings remain on the trees?
Link to : Peche Merle Cave Paintings in France