Making marbleized paper is fun and this is what you need to get started: Can of shaving cream (Barbisol), liquid water colors, scrap paper, paint brush, toothpicks, Popsicle stick, a card for scraping and some paper to print on.
You can see our set-up above.
To make your print...
Place your card on your worksheet and trace around it with a crayon.
Make your tracing slightly larger than your card. This will mark the place the shaving cream will go.
Squirt some shaving cream into the rectangle and spread it out with a Popsicle stick (like you're frosting a cake).
Place your stick on the top of your paper for next time.
Brush on some drops of liquid water color onto your shaving cream.
(We had separate tables for warm colors and cool colors.)
Use a toothpick to swirl your colors.
Place your toothpick on the edge of your paper when finished.
Place your printing paper on top of your shaving cream and press lightly with your finger tip.
Press a little more to make sure there are no air bubbles.
Pull your print by peeling back the paper beginning at one edge.
Place face up on your second worksheet.
Place one finger on your card to keep if from slipping and
scrape the shaving cream off your print using half an index card.
Scrape the extra shaving cream off your card into the small plastic tray.
You can use your pop stick to get the shaving cream off the card if you need to.
Move your print to the drying table.
Use the hair dryer to dry your print.
And there you have it...
Marbleized paper made with shaving cream and liquid water colors.
We're making bookmarks with our marbleized paper...what will you do with yours?