Learn how to make beautiful inks from flowers, weeds and other plants foraged from your garden or local park.

In this activity pack, artist Caroline Wendling takes you step-by-step on how to identify, gather and make inks.

Download ‘How to Make Inks From Plants’ Family Activity Pack

How to Make Inks From Plants is the second in our series of Spring Family Activity Packs. These activities are suitable for a wide range of ages but are particularly targeted for children age 7 and above. They have been designed to be carried out together as a family, although some parts can be done more independently by children working alone. Please note that at times some adult supervision will be necessary.

The materials needed have been kept to a minimum so you should be able to get stuck in using items you already have at home.  Or you can email learning@southwarkparkgalleries.org and we will send you the physical activity pack and materials in the post if you feel you would benefit.

The free physical packs have been very popular. To make sure we have enough available for families who need them, please only get in touch if you are unable to print at home and do not have materials.

Share your artwork

If you do the activities we would love to see them on social media by using the hashtag #SPGfamilyArtAndEcology or you can also email photos of your work to learning@southwarkparkgalleries.org

How to Make Inks From Plants is made possible thanks to the generous support of RIVA (Residencies in Visual Art)Arts Council England and Southwark Council.