Family activity: how to make oak gall ink

Join Laura to find out how to make a traditional ink using oak galls!
Oak marble gall

Oak marble gall by Amy Lewis

A gall is a growth on a plant or tree caused by an insect or fungus. Oaks have lots of different kinds, like this oak marble gall. It was once home to a tiny wasp.

These galls were traditionally used to make a black ink -Laura shows us how in this video!

Remember to get an adult to help you with this activity.

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