Year 6 experience painting 30,000 years ago!

This afternoon, Year 6 were introduced to cave paintings. After reading the story ‘The First Drawing’, we had a virtual tour of the Lascaux Caves in Southern France where the oldest cave paintings (30,000 years old) can be found.

This got us thinking…what did the Stone Age civilisation use to make their marks and drawings? We were pretty sure poster paint didn’t exist tens of thousands of years ago!

After much discussion, we identified we would need soils and muds to mix into a paste with animal fat (lard) or water. After creating our ‘paint’, we attempted to paint with it! A fun (if not a little smelly!) afternoon was had by all!

We won’t be forgetting how Stone Age people created paint!