Who said that you needed to have watercolors to achieve this awesome marbling effect? Grab some tissue paper from your local crafts store and we’re going to teach you how to make these ‘paintings’ yourself!
Watercolors are a tricky medium to deal with and good ones can be very expensive. If you’d like to get your child interested in arts and crafts but you’re not sure they’re going to like it, you should start them off with materials that are simpler and cheaper first.
You can easily get the materials for this project in your local arts and crafts store and they won’t cost you too much and can be used in other future projects! ;)
You can use rectangular scraps of tissue paper for a pure marbled effect or you can play with shapes and cut them into hexagons for a more defined look. It’s all up to you and your imagination!
If it looks too plain then you can also spice things up by using crayon resist. Draw anything like your favorite flowers or write your favorite quote using crayons beforehand so your design will pop once you’re done ‘painting’… ;)
What do you think? Isn’t this a really easy project to make with your kids?
You’ll need these materials…
- Tissue paper squares
- Watercolor panel
- Crayon (optional)
And these tools…
- Spray bottle (or paintbrush)
Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 😎
Learn how to make this by following the video tutorial below…