#223: Draw on Birch Bark

Birch bark can be used like paper. Draw or colour on birch bark with pens, pencils, pencil crayons or markers.

When finding birch bark for drawing, be sure to use birch bark that has already shed off a tree, is on a dead tree, or is almost off the tree. If you pull birch bark off a live tree, you could kill it as the bark is its skin. In the picture below, the back is naturally peeling. Simply cut along the spot where it is still attached to the tree and you will have a nice piece of bark.

(This is a note I gave my cousin when we were little.
It says: 1987
Thank you for the note.
I have an acorn that we can give a chipmunk.
Love, Jean.)

Make this a family activity:
Write letter or draw pictures to each other.

This activity promotes environment awareness.

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