Beetroot Paint

Beetroot Paint

Posted 2015-10-09 by carlyfollow
Beetroot juice makes a natural, pretty, cheap and yummy art material.



Time: 4 hours
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Fresh Beetroot
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Jug
  • Paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Small containers




  • Method
  • Peel and dice the beetroot.



  • Cover in water, then simmer on the stove top for 90 minutes. Check occasionally that the beets are still under water.


  • Pour the liquid into the jug, reserve the flesh.


  • Pour the liquid from the jug, into ice cube trays. Place in the freezer and leave for 2-3hours until frozen solid.


  • Pour a little of the beet paint into two paint pots. Add a little water to one paint pot. Paint using fine brushes. Reserve the left over beetroot paint, it will last a week in a closed container in the fridge.



  • Once the beetroot ice is frozen, take out of the freezer and paint with the ice directly onto paper.





  • The reserved flesh can be eaten as is, or added to muffins and cakes for a nutritious and pretty treat.



  • Categories
    #beetroot
    #vegetables
    #natural
    #paint
    #ice
    #messy_play
    #cooking

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    239169 - 2023-07-18 04:26:45

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    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
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