Activity: Making Paint with Natural Pigments

🥄  Mix 4 dessert spoons of cornflour, plus a little water to make a paste.

🥣  Add a cup of boiling water and stir as it thickens.

🌼  Portion into smaller pots and add your ‘colouring’  – we tried cooked beetroot, mashed blackberries and a sprinkle of turmeric. Food colouring, crush flowers and other kitchen ingredients work too!

😉  Wear an apron/paint shirt –  the paint will  stain clothes too 😉

Watch the video below for a demonstration…




Awenek Studio is situated at Maker Heights on the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall.

By car/bike:
From the village of Millbrook, follow the B3247 towards Mt Edgecumbe, continue past Fourlanesend School on the right, then take the next right into Maker Heights. Follow the drive up the hill and you'll find the studio amongst the group of Nissen huts on the left.

By bus:
Plymouth Citybus services 70/70A/70B stop near the main road entrance to Maker Heights. The route runs to and from Plymouth, via Torpoint, Whitsand Bay, Kingsand, Cawsand, Millbrook and Cremyll. You can also catch the Cremyll passenger ferry from Plymouth and take the short bus journey up to Maker Heights. (Check Plymouth Citybus website for latest timetable information).

Our Address:

Awenek Studio
Top Nissen Hut
Maker Heights
PL10 1LA