Paper marbling is an art that has been around for centuries. Years ago there were fancy chemical cocktails and extensive processes to get those beautiful colors to float on a medium, swirl together, and then stick to paper. Today were going to explore the ancient art of paper marbling and you’re not even going to have to open your craft cupboard.
Okay, you may have to dig in your pantry and your medicine cabinet, but you’ve got it all! I promise!)
Not only is this a project that has that “ah-ha” bit of magic to the process it also drives home an essential element of art; color! (Click here to see my free elements of art printable and my free color wheel printable!) This paper marbling uses cheapie liquid food coloring. Food coloring comes in only the basic colors. Ours came in the primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) plus a green thrown in!
Depending on what colors you supply the kids with this can be an excellent intro into color mixing, primary colors, and secondary colors.