So yesterday and today Jackson and I have been reading about the people who lived in Crete during 3000 BC to 1400 BC. The culture of these people is called Minoan so these folks are either called Cretans or Minoans. Anyway, they made these large pieces of art called frescoes. According to my very limited understanding, it’s a way of painting plaster while it’s still wet so the paint absorbs into the wet plaster. So today we made a couple. If you are so inclined, you can read more about frescoes here. So to make the fish Jack first painted the inside of the fish mold with watercolor paints. Then while it was still wet we poured in the wet plaster of paris. The fish is technically probably not a fresco because we didn’t actually paint the wet plaster. But I thought it would look cool so that’s what we did. Because of the mess, I didn’t get my camera out until we were done pouring plaster. We made quite a mess.
After they were done Jack decided to give the fish to Granny and the other thing(?) to Nana. BTW, it’s really hard to paint something that looks like anything on wet plaster.