Monday, February 15, 2010

Marbled Paper Project

I know much of the country is dealing with record snow but here where you would expect to find it, here in Montana, we are trudging through slush. As you can imagine my five year old thinks this is torture he wants it to either stay snowy so he can plan in it or dry off and warm up a touch so he can ride his bike. Anyway the point to this long boring  entertaining  story is that we have been in need of some rainy day crafts. We did this one together the other day and my son loooooved it. I got the idea HERE from a blog I can’t get enough of called Homemade Mamas.

All you need is white shaving cream, a straight edge of some kind, food coloring and the paper to transfer your art to.IMG_7861IMG_7863  Mix it around a little and press your paper on top of your colored shaving cream then remove the paper and scrape the excess cream with a straight edge like this 

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And you get really cool results like this (drum roll please lol)

IMG_7870 This was super easy and a really good time filler. If you make your own show us how they turn out!!

19 comments:

  1. That looks like fun and very pretty outcome.

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  2. FUN!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  3. Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!

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  4. That looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for your comment at A Little Great, you made my day. Five-year-olds are great aren't they.

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  5. Thats so cool. I'm going to try this out. We are tiling our bathroom, should be completed today and then I get to paint. I need a great idea for some cool art to put in there and this might work out perfectly. thanks!!

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  6. What a great snow day activity!

    stopping by from SITS but am nowa follower!

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  7. Stopping by from SITS! This looks like a lot of fun. I may have to try this with my kids!

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  8. Hi Stopping by from SITS. I love projects like this. The outcome is different every time. The messier the more fun...

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  9. That looks like fun without much mommy or Nana effort.

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  10. Your site is really cute! I found you via SITS and think I'll stop by again!!

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  11. What an awesome idea! I might just have to try this today! Thanks for sharing!! Stopping by via SITS!

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  12. Great idea. Looks fun. Stopping by via SITS!

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  13. That's a great craft for kids!

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  14. this project is so fun - i've got it saved as one of my lesson plans for when i start my student teaching!

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  15. I love a good time filler! I wander if the dude is too little?

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  16. That is awesome art! I did that one year with my 11-year-olds at school. They loved it too! I made them use a toothpick to move the color around. Needless to say, it took them a long time to create a piece of art.

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  17. We did this over the summer and had a lot of fun.
    Visiting from SITS!

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  18. This is great fun - even more so (though less permanent) with a tarpaulin, 2 or 3 cans of shaving foam, and a big group of kids :D

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/senshisteph/Shavingfoam3.jpg

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