• Food Coloring
• Heavier Weight White Paper
• Straight Edge
• Paint Brush
• Muffin Tin
• Medicine Dropper
• Tooth Picks or Spoon for Stirring Food Coloring
• How you cover your table is up to you. I used a jelly roll pan lined with foil to house the shaving cream. I used a brown paper bag to lay the paper on afterward and scrape the shaving cream off. I also covered my table in a disposable plastic table cover that I use over and over again for art projects.
Choose the colors of food coloring you want to use. I used a muffin tin to sort the colors. I put a bit of color in each one, added water to water it down a bit (about half way full in the tins) and then mixed it with a tooth pick.
2. Line foil on a jelly roll pan for easy clean up. Let kids squirt out shaving cream onto the foil. Spread it out using a spatula. Make the layer about 1/2 inch thick and make it slightly larger than the size of your paper.
3. Using a medicine dropper, make drops of food coloring all over your shaving cream. Have a glass of water next to you, so the kids can clean out the dropper after each color use.
4. Using a paint brush, kids can start twirling paint until desired swirl pattern. You want to encourage them not to over-mix, which will blend all the colors rather than having a nice swirl pattern.
5. Lay the paper down on the swirled shaving cream. Lightly press onto the shaving cream, making sure all the edges and corners are being exposed to the color. Do not shift the paper, simple press straight down lightly.
6. It is time for the magical moment. You will carefully lift the paper up. Don’t be disappointed. It looks like a mess of colorful shaving cream initially. Using a straight edge (We used a dish scraper), scrape of the shaving cream. Revealed underneath will be gorgeous marbled paper. Allow to dry.