At art time on Friday, we donned boots and warm jackets rather than the usual smocks and aprons. And we went outside in search of some good sticky mud. Oh; and a tree. Hmmm - I wonder why…..
The mud had to be at just the right consistency; not dry and crumbly, nor too clay-like. It needed to be just sticky enough – to stick.
To stick, having been thrown at (and yes, today it was OK to throw mud!)…..
or pressed onto…..
the trunk of a specially chosen tree. Next we trekked round the school grounds in search of fallen leaves, seeds, bits of bark, petals and berries, with which to decorate our mud.
We’re not going to tell you whereabouts to find our work; which in any case may no longer be there (especially if the heavy weekend rain that is forecast has done its worst). But next time you are in amongst the trees, keep your eyes open.
You never know…..