Create your own marble-printed masterpiece with everyday household items
#AtHomeArt projects from Youth and Family staff. Sponsored by SONIC Drive-In.
Need a fun and unique activity over the holiday break? Create a marble-printed masterpiece in today's #AtHomeArt project. Made with everyday household materials, this fun activity will teach you how to craft colorful one-of-a-kind cards, picture frames and more.
Ready to get started? We've got materials, directions and tips below, along with a video to help visualize the process.
- Liquid starch
- Acrylic paint
- Cookie sheet
- Wax paper
- Watercolor paper, cardstock, blank cards
- Newspaper (to keep your table clean)
- Pens or permanent markers
- Prepare your paint by mixing in roughly one tablespoon of water.
- Pour liquid starch into a cookie sheet until it reaches about ¼ inch in thickness.
- Dip a brush into the paint mixture and tap the brush to release paint onto the surface of the liquid starch.
- Using a toothpick or the end of a brush, move the paint into a pattern or design by making slow strokes back and forth in the liquid starch.
- Gently lower your paper onto the surface of the liquid. Slowly remove the paper, making sure to letting some excess drip off.
- When making your paint mixture, try not to add too much water (unless you want a toned-down color).
- Reusing the liquid starch to repeat the process will result in more colorful pieces.
- Try using different colored paper or different materials such as untreated wood.
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