Painting with natural dyes

Can you paint with plants and algae? See what colours you can make from berries, vegetables, spices and algae powders. Why are they different? Follow our guide for tips on how to get the colours out. Which is your favourite and what will you paint with these colours? Can you think of ways to get even more colour out?

Overview

Topic:

Climate Change, Health

Activity:

Science Experiments, Arts and Crafts

Suitable for:

Groups, Pairs, Individuals

Age range:

Time:

60 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Farnaz, Chemical Engineer

Farnaz Mohsenpour is a Chemical Engineer – she uses living things, such as plants and algae, to produce chemicals that can be used for energy, e.g. biofuels, medicine or pigments.

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STORY TIME

Ted and his New Colours

Ted and his algae friends have certain colours that they make but Ted dreams of change. Will Ted learn to mix all the colours of the rainbow? (We really do use mini algae cells to produce a range of colours and by stressing the cells we can get different colours)

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