Marbeled paper is a great resource to have in any Art room. The unique patterning of the paper can add a lot to collages and other paper-oriented projects. BUT, marbeled paper is also very expensive. Here is a fun, cheap, and easy way your students can make their own marbeled paper.
You will need:
-white paper (any kind works, but I like sturdy paper and/or finger-paint type paper)
-spray paint in several colors (those little “accent” spray cans are perfect)
-small tubs for water (you will want to devote these tubs to this purpose and/or “art” after)
-a place to dry wet art
1. Fill water tubs about 1/2 full of water and place outside
2. Spray several “spurts” of different colors onto the water surface
3. Place a sheet of paper on top of the water
4. Allow water to swirl for a few seconds (not too long or the paint will dry!)
5. Pull away -the paint will stick to the paper in whatever formation it was in on top of the water
6. Allow to dry
7. Voila! You now have marbeled paper!
My students can earn a “spray paint day” by achieving a set number of good behavior days in Art class. They LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this process.
We used our marbeled paper this past week to make cranes.