If there's one thing eager young urbanists can't get enough of, it's street art and green spaces. Now, you can DIY your way to a little bit of both. Moss graffiti is the newest form of street art hitting the scene, and once you see some of the pictures of it, I think you'll agree that this is exactly the kind of graffiti we all need in our lives. You probably woke up this morning and thought to yourself, "Gee, I wish there were a questionably legal but ridiculously awesome form of street art the internet could teach me how to do today." Just kidding, nobody has thoughts that coherent before coffee. Luckily, the internet never sleeps and it came through anyway.
Not only are the visual effects of moss graffiti kind of mind-boggling, it's super easy for you to do it with your own two artsy hands. This handy instruction guide will give you everything you need: A handful of moss, 2 cups of buttermilk, 2 cups of water, half a teaspoon of sugar, and corn syrup. (And after you're finished you can use the leftovers for pancakes like a true citizen of the earth!) You wash the soil out of the moss, blend it in a blender with the other ingredients, and presto! You have the mix to start making your own moss street art (and also a blender that is no longer safe for mixing margaritas). Next, you can use a paintbrush to apply the mix to whatever surface you want to make your moss art, and then patiently wait for your very absorbent art to grow.
Moss graffiti has just recently taken off, although you might want to stick to doing it on the sides of your own home, unless you live in a city receptive to street art. It's not technically illegal yet, but judging by our general enthusiasm for it I'm assuming it's only a matter of time. Although, how can anyone argue with art that's this environmentally friendly? While you're racing to the nearest creek to go steal some moss from a tree, see if you can come up with a design that beats out these artists:
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