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Child Artists' Tools Include Mixed Media, Maggots

Letting kids dip maggots into paint may sound merely disgusting — but there's an entomologist from U.C.-Davis who calls it art. Rebecca O'Flaherty is using the maggot art to teach respect for a larva most people associate with road-kill.

Under O'Flaherty's guidance, elementary school students dip maggots in water-based paint and let them wander across paper to create intricate color trails.

From member station KXJZ in Sacramento, Steve Milne reports.

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