Watercolors & Wheat Paste

100_1649 We have been working on another art project in our preK classroom here in la Laguna de Apoyo.  Working with watercolors and wheat paste we created a no-waste hand tree mural on our wall.  Yesterday we traced and painted our hands and cut them out, the scrap paper from our hands turned into the trunk of the tree.

Last night while making dinner I cooked up a batch of wheat paste to use as an adhesive that would hold up on the concrete walls of the room.  Wheat paste is widely used by street artists around the world to leave their piece of inspiration in public spaces.  It is relatively easy to make and keeps for a long period of time in stored in a sealed container,  which is a cheap alternative to glue.

wheat paste poster

 

 

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