Fruit Crafts for Kids

Berry Nice Ink

Make a berry nice ink using berries and other kitchen items at home. It's easy to do, and your friends will be surprised when you write them a secret note using special ink made from fresh berries. What You'll Need:

  • Berries
  • Strainer
  • Jar
  • Spoon
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Smock

How To Make a Berry Nice Ink:

Step 1: Wear a smock to protect your clothes from stains.

Step 2: Put one cup of ripe raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries into a strainer. Put the strainer over a large jar.

Step 3: Use the back of a spoon to crush the berries so their juice falls into the jar. Squeeze as much juice out of the berries as you can.

Step 4: Add to the jar one teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of salt, and stir until the salt is dissolved.

Use your berry ink right away, because it will spoil quickly.

If you like this recipe for ink, read on to find out how to make ink from nuts.

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