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A colorful homemade work of art depicts a tyrannosaurus rex with its tongue sticking out

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Dec. 29, 2020

#AtHomeArt: Marbling Project

Create your own marble-printed masterpiece with everyday household items
An abstract, blue design on a sheet of paper with a pair of scissors sitting next to it

#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.

Three containers of acrylic paint: pink, yellow and blue


The same abstract blue artwork, along with name tags rendered in the same style and color


  1. Prepare your paint by mixing in roughly one tablespoon of water.
  2. Pour liquid starch into a cookie sheet until it reaches about ¼ inch in thickness.
  3. Dip a brush into the paint mixture and tap the brush to release paint onto the surface of the liquid starch.
  4. 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.
  5. Gently lower your paper onto the surface of the liquid. Slowly remove the paper, making sure to letting some excess drip off.


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