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Fun with Ink Blots!


“Klecksography” was a popular past time in the Victorian period. It involved dropping some ink on a piece of paper, folding it in half to produce odd shapes and patterns and using your imagination to turn them into images and stories. Some people even made it in to a game called “Gobolinks,” where you and your friends had to all look at the same ink blot and make a poem about it, voting to pick the favourite.

Want to have a go at klecksography? Follow the instructions below to have a go at making your own ink blots and use them to craft a unique story. This activity is suitable for the ages of 7+ and requires some adult help.

Download this free activity here: Klecksography Activity Sheet