N.S. October 1999
Oak galls are the swellings caused by gall larvae burrowing into the leaves.
We made ink with the Oak galls, with help from the teacher.
you need to make ink ;
jar, water, rusty nails, piece of
muslin, Oak galls, pestle and mortar.
the Autumn pick some Oak galls.
a pestle and mortar, and crush oak galls.
them into a jar .
each Oak gall add one rusty nail and a teaspoon of water.
to rest uncovered.
an hour you will see a change.
will get darker.
the next day it will be very dark.
a week it will be nearly black.
through a piece of muslin
and its ready to use.
need ; a lemon.
make invisible ink use lemon juice.
your mesage on a piece of paper .
to dry. When dry get an iron and iron the paper it will turn brown.
an adult for help with the iron.
you all have a go!!