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How Were Cave Paintings Made? - A Guide for Kids

Updated: Sep 6




Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Cave paintings were created by mixing together different coloured rocks, charcoal, animal blood, and berries.


Step 2: Make Your Paint

These ingredients would then be ground up into a paste using liberal application of spit or animal fat.


Step 3: Start Painting

Finally the paint could be applied to the wall by hand, a brush made from animal hair or sprayed on with a hollowed out bone. Give us a tin of Dulux any day!


Now put your knowledge to the test by creating your own Cave Painting with our Stone Age Craft Activities.


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