Marvelous Marbling

Recently we have had a lot of fun paper marbling. We got some gorgeous results (above) pretty much straight away.

I chose these marbling inks, not because I think they’re the best, but because the website I bought them from stated they’re suitable for 3 year olds, whereas the other makes didn’t seem to say.

First put an inch or so of clean cold water in the trays. Then just let the children drop on the colours straight from the bottle. They can choose whether to stir with a stick or not – each gives a different result…

Drying takes about an hour or so as long as the ink’s not too thick.

Really chuffed with these ones:

You can cut out shapes before or after marbling. Again, each gives a slightly different result.


4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Hilary and Orin said,

    Amazing results and all so varied, I particularly liked the cut-out shapes.

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    Risa said,

    Love them! Something to try with my two in nicer weather…outdoors! 🙂

  3. 3

    jo2171 said,

    Yes, I would like to do more cut-outs, maybe make some letters and numbers to stick on the wall… and outside is a great idea Risa, I never thought of that!, but will definitely do that next time…

  4. 4

    karen sanders said,

    love the colours and random patterns so pretty, brought back memories 🙂 must have a go again soon. x

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