Looking for an easy art activity for the kids? Try Marbling! The art of marbling has been around since the 1100s in Turkey and Persia. This once popular decorative paper technique received its name because the finished product looks similar to a marble or rock. Marbling can be a fun at home activity for you and your kiddos. It’s easy to create an infinite amount of patterns and color combinations with just a few items you can find easily around your home.
What you’ll need: Large tray or pan, ink, paper, water, toothpick/pen/spatula/stick (anything pointy you have around the house to swirl the ink)
One: Fill the tray with water.
Two: Scatter drops (with a paintbrush or eye dropper) of ink into the water.
Three: Use your pointy tool to swirl the ink as little or as much as you want until you are satisfied with your pattern.
Four: Carefully place a piece of paper flat on top of the ink.
Five: Carefully pick up the paper after a few seconds and place somewhere to dry. Voila! You have yourself your very own marbled masterpiece!
X.O., Monet & Me