Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Quill Pen

After the whole cow experience we learned how the colonists might have made ink in order to write letters. We crushed strawberries and mixed them with salt and vinegar to make red berry ink. Then we cut the tips of their feathers so they could dip them in the ink and start writing! They all drew pictures for their Dads. They commented on how hard it was to have to keep dipping the feather in the ink in order to continue drawing...and we decided that it is so much more convenient to just have a marker or crayons:)


steph said...

Where do you come up with this stuff!! Sounds like lots of fun!

Maxine said...

Thanks sooooo much for sharing these fun activities with all of us. Makes you seem NOT to be so far away!! Keep up the blogging!!