Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shaving Cream Paper Marbling

Paper Marbling using Shaving Cream and Liquid Watercolors (or food coloring)

After smoothing the shaving cream over a lunch tray we dribbled a few splashes of liquid water color on top (limiting the students to two colors!) The students then used the back end of paint brushes to make their line marbling patterns. A comb would also work for this step.

A piece of white drawing paper is laid over the shaving cream and gently massaged. When the paper is pulled off the pattern isn't visible yet.

Using Popsicle sticks we scrapped the shaving cream off the paper immediately after pulling the print and the design is magically revealed!

The completely scrapped paper!

The results were amazing!


  1. Holy buckets! These are wonderful! I can't wait to try this at home. You're right I do have the summer off and looking for things for my MiniMatisse's to do. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I love this! I need to try this with my students.

  3. OMGosh! I love this. I never thought about doing this with shaving cream!! Hey did you go to MTSU?