We did an art history lesson today about artists from the 1200's who made their own paint. They mixed berries or minerals or dried insects with egg yolks to make a bright tempura paint.
Here's how we made our own paint. I mixed three egg yolks (I ate the the whites for breakfast and kept the yolks aside for this project) with 2 teaspoons water. I "forked" it (which is what little Dean calls whisking) until it was frothy. Then we went outside and found two good rocks.
I filled an empty egg carton with colored chalk and let the kids crush the chalk with the rocks.
Then I spooned small amounts of the egg yolks into the crushed chalk and the kids stirred with a paintbrush. Then they painted pictures on newsprint paper.
Little Dean made a family of dinosaurs and Millie g. made flowers. Egg painting is fun.