Paint with wild blackberries

By Natalie Coffey

All around the UK, wild hedgerows are heaving under the weight of September's most iconic fruit; the humble blackberry. Delicious eaten straight off the bramble and fantastic in a crumble, these sweet berries can also be squeezed to produce a natural purple ink - perfect for nature-inspired art!

Natalie Coffey, Engagement Officer for Dynamic Dunescapes the Sefton Coast has created a how-to video, to help you paint with blackberries! Watch the video below and share photos of your creations with us on social media @dynamicdunes.

You will need:

  • A handful of ripe blackberries
  • A pinch of salt
  • A dash of oil
  • A paintbrush
  • A spoon to mash the blackberries
  • Paper or fabric to paint

For more nature-inspired art and craft activity ideas, have a look at our Dune Art Challenge page.

Click here to find out more about our work on the Sefton Coast.

Natalie Coffey

About the Author

Natalie Coffey
People Engagement Officer, Natural England

I love getting out in nature, whether it’s with my two dogs or by myself. Sand dunes are one of my favourite environments to spend time in, either by having picnics on the dunes at Formby or taking the dogs for a walk on the Lytham Sand Dunes. There is so much life hiding in the dunes, I can’t wait to show you it! Maybe we’ll even see the elusive sand lizard. I’m also excited to hear all about your #dunememories and to help you create new dune memories!