Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Berry Painting

Today we did watercolor paintings from berries.

We used blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

To make watercolors:

  • Take 1/2 cup of berries (fresh or frozen, thawed. We use frozen because it's cheaper)

  • Pour in 1/4 cup water.

  • Take a potato masher or fork and mash them up.

  • Strain the juice into a plastic storage container.

  • Take watercolor paper and draw a picture with markers, if you want.

  • Then paint! Be sure to protect clothes and floor!

Savannah's blueberries

Brookie style

Summer and I did hearts

We also ate berries while we painted.......
Max is mad because he wants more blueberries

It's official. We like berries, just like the bears.

Other berry ideas:

Make Strawberry Ice
1 15oz container frozen strawberries, slightly thawed.
approx half that (1 cup) water 1/2 cup superfine sugar

Blend in a blender well. Then detach the blender pitcher and stick the whole thing in the freezer. Freeze for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Stir once more then blend again, serve.

Your favorite blueberry muffins, blackberry pie, or raspberry tart.
Or a mixed up berry smoothie:

2 cups yogurt
1 cup milk
1 cup mixed berries
2 bananas
2 pkg Stevia

Mix in a blender, enjoy!

Go Berry picking!!!!!!!

Draw berries

Go on a hunt for wild berries but be sure to know what you are trying before you taste...........

Discuss what animals eat berries

and eat and eat and eat more berries!

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