Daily creating is an intention we have set for ourselves and our children yet when we walk the glitter and glow-paint laden path, that goal is all too scary and unattainable – not sustainable for us as parents or for the planet.
But when we open nature’s art cupboard and offer a simple and minimal array of mediums to explore, we can open a gateway to a certain quiet that invites creativity to come and stay a while.
The other side of yesterday’s school notice, some fallen blooms or leaves, one paintbrush and a small pot of natural glue. A moment of reverence of all that is simple, mindful and subtley beautiful.
Add 1 tablespoon of corn flour/rice flour to a small saucepan.
Stir in about one tablespoon of water until a thin paste is made.
Add a small splosh of apple cider vinegar (to keep mould away).
Slowly pour over one cup of boiling water, stirring continuously.
Put the saucepan over a medium heat and stir constantly until the glue becomes thicker and more opaque. Take off the heat when the desired consistency has been achieved and pour into a jar. We favour a slightly thicker glue for our youngest child as it clings to the brush easier which means more success (and less mess).
Store in the fridge between uses.