Due to globalisation, the range of skin colour is getting wider everyday and mix-races are already proving that. However, these days, many diverse skin colours are neglected and forgotten under the shade of the title ‘white’, ‘black’, ‘yellow’. 

Skin colour has been used as a tool to assort human to certain race group rather than focus on the it's original meaning. connecting certain skin colours to certain race and generalising them makes people obtuse about diversity in skin colour. 

This phenomenon is a serious issue because labelling skin colour 

disregards individuality and generates conflict between the colour groups. That is the main factor that increases the racism.

The Colour That Is Forgotten

Due to globalisation, the range of skin colour is getting wider everyday and

mix-races are already proving that. However, these days, many diverse skin colours are neglected and forgotten under the shade of the title ‘white, ‘black’, ‘yellow’. 

Skin colour has been used as a tool to assort human to certain race group rather than focus on the it’s original meaning. connecting certain skin colours to certain race and generalising them makes people obtuse about diversity in skin colour. 

This phenomenon is a serious issue because labelling skin colour disregards 

individuality and generates conflict between the colour groups. That is the main

factor that increases the racism.

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise,

accept, and celebrate those differences

Audre Lorde

As a result, I designed the educational tool which is ‘skin colour chocolate’.

I used chocolate as a metaphor for human skin because of the reasons

listed below. 

1. One of the best influential and child-friendly material that has been loved

    by humanity for a very long time. 

    

2.'Melt in the mouth’. Chocolate’s melting point (33.8°C) is very similar 

    with human body temperature. That is why it melts in the mouth and on

    the skin very easily.  

    

3. Most of all it is children’s FAVOURITE!

As a result, I designed the educational tool which is ‘skin colour chocolate’.

I used chocolate as a metaphor for human skin because of the reasons listed below. 

1. One of the best influential and child-friendly material that has been 

    loved by humanity for a very long time. 

    

2.‘Melt in the mouth’. Chocolate’s melting point (33.8°C) is very similar 

    with human body temperature. That is why it melts in the mouth and

    on the skin very easily.  

    

3. Most of all it is childrens FAVOURITE!

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Skin colour     +     Child education     +     Chocolate

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Through the activity children are going explore their own skin colour by

making chocolate that has their own skin colour.

During the workshop, children put diffrent food colourings in to their chocolate and explore, and observe how white, milk, and dark chocolate turn into their individual skin colour.

This activity aims to encourage kids to explore and embrace their own skin colour to build a positive sense of self. Secondly, it helps them to enhance sensitivity of various shade of skin colour to respect the diversity in skin colour in others. Also, it encourages them to talk about skin colour more naturally and intimately in everyday life.

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