Last Wednesday’s Geography group took us to Norfolk.  So of course what else could we look at but the Broads.

Inspired by ‘Canal art‘ the traditional patterns of painting on canal barges we painted vases.

We took empty, clean tin cans, covered up the sharp edges around the rim with insulation tape and then painted the tins with acrylic paints.

Traditionally the designs would feature bunches of roses or medieval castles.  Sam’s features a red trident, the symbol of Poseidon, just in case you were wondering!

20140309_1And since I’d decided on vases that morning we had home made rhubarb and custard ice cream for lunch (using the contents of the tins 😉 ).

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