Once you start making ink, the world never quite looks the same. Here's how to make your own colored inks to use in arts and crafts projects. Learn how to gather natural materials — leaves, berries, bark, moss — and transform them into rich, kid-friendly hues.
The base recipe comes from our friend Jason Logan who showed us how he makes and uses natural inks. Pictured pigments from left to right use the following main ingredients: coffee, black bean, sumac, black walnut, spinach, red cabbage, iris petal, elderberry, turmeric, grape juice, pokeweed berry, buckthorn berry, jicama, onion skin, wild grape, and goldenrod.