Colour Treasure Hunt
Join I Wish… performer and maker Lisa on an outdoor treasure hunt exploring our colourful world!
You Will Need:
an egg carton
acrylic or poster paint
a water tub
Reflect & Respond
Which colours are easy to find in nature?
Which colours are harder to find?
Repeat the treasure hunt in a kitchen.
Can you find food in every colour?
Which colour is the tastiest?
Repeat the treasure hunt inside your home or classroom, hunting for small man-made things.
How do you think these things get their colour?
Learn More: Natural Colours & Dyes
Dye is a substance used to give materials colour. Dyes give colour to the fabric used to make our clothing, as well as many other things. A dye can be natural or artificial. Artificial dyes are made by humans from chemicals. Natural dyes are mostly made from plant sources (roots, berries, bark, leaves, wood and fungi) … but there are also some dyes made from insects!
Textile dyeing dates back to the Neolithic period. People around the world have used common, locally available materials to dye fabric throughout human history. Rare, vibrant dyes were highly prized luxury items in the ancient and medieval world.
Take It Further
Create plant dyes with KinderArt Club
Explore natural dyes in depth with Kidsgardening.org
Add language learning with No Time for Flash Cards
Credit to Create Studio for this fantastic outdoor activity and to Kiddle for the background information