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Marbling with Oil and Food Coloring

Marbling with Oil and Food Coloring – Easy and Beautiful for All Ages! Marbling with oil and food coloring is beautiful! It’s one of the easiest ways to marble paper with kids and uses materials you likely already have. We did this years ago when Maia was 3 and it was past time to give it another go. It’s messy, but worth it. We still LOVE marbling paper with shaving cream, but the effect is completely different with oil. Marbling with Oil and Food Coloring Since oil and water repel rather than mix, the oil marbling technique creates bubbles of color and white spots. Where there are oil bubbles, the water-based food coloring won’t stick to the paper. Here’s how to use the oil marbling technique… MATERIALS Vegetable oil* Food coloring** or liquid watercolors Watercolor paper or cardstock, cut into quarters Droppers (optional) Dishes and utensils (pie pan or baking dish, small cups or bowls, forks, spoons) *Baby oil or mineral oil may work just as well, but we used vegetable oil. **Use the liquid food coloring rather than the gel kind. We tried both and the liquid kind definitely works better. If you have liquid watercolor paint, you can use it interchangeably with the food coloring as we did. INSTRUCTIONS Step 1. Mix