We made colorful marbled paper with vegetable oil, now have a go at paper marbling with shaving cream. Mix up your own shaving cream paint from kitchen supplies and make DIY marbled paper at home or in the classroom. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Make this fun and colorful marble paper for do-able art projects for kids.
HOW TO MARBLE PAPER WITH SHAVING CREAM
HISTORY OF MARBLED PAPER
Marbling began in Japan in around the twelfth century. It has been said that it was discovered by accident by someone who submerged sumi ink paintings in water, watched the inks float to the surface, then put a piece of paper on the floating ink, lifted it up and found it had made a new image. This technique was termed suminagashi, or “ink floating.”
Another type of marbling, Ebru, Turkish for “cloud art,” originated in Turkey, Persia and India in the fifteenth century. The Turkish marblers used thickened water, which was similar to the marbling solutions of today.
Create your fun and colorful marbled paper using food coloring and shaving cream. Also check out how to marble paper with vegetable oil.
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
MARBLED PAPER WITH SHAVING CREAM
- Shallow bowl/pan
- Card stock
- Shaving cream
- Food Coloring
- Piece of cardboard
STEP 1: Spray a layer of shaving cream into a bowl.
STEP 2: Randomly drop food coloring onto the shaving cream. Use several colors.
STEP 3: Stir the shaving cream a bit, dragging the pencil through each color but not mixing it thoroughly.
STEP 4: Place your paper on top of the shaving cream and press down evenly.
STEP 5: Lift the paper and scrape off the remaining shaving cream with another piece of card stock or cardboard.
STEP 6. Leave your marbled paper to dry.
MORE FUN THINGS TO DO WITH SHAVING CREAM
MAKE COLORFUL SHAVING CREAM MARBLING PAPER
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