Shaving Cream Marbling!

 

 

MARBELING SUPPLIESToday’s project video can be watched on our FB page by clicking on this icon –  FB

This is a really easy and fun project that blends science and art because they always go together so well. Below you will also find a link to the science behind the magic.

Supplies –

  • shaving cream
  • paper
  • food coloring
  • Popsicle stick or pencil
  • old cookie tray or flat aluminum tray
  • ruler or straight edge like a piece of cardboard
  • towel or paper towels

Optional or Instead of

If you don’t have access to a cookie sheet or aluminum tray, you can also use a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil. Be sure to tape it down to the surface (table) you are using so it doesn’t move while you are transferring the color.

You can also use paint, ink or even those small tubes of decorating gel for cakes if you don’t have food coloring.

Process

  1. shake shaving cream until it feels cold, that’s when you know it’s ready to use.
  2. spray cream onto the sheet or surface you are using. Use a small amount to try it first.
  3. spread out the cream with the ruler or straight edge. Don’t make it too thin.
  4. add drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream.
  5. use stick or pencil to swirl colors, don’t over mix or you will not get the marbling effect.
  6. once you are happy with your design, place your paper on top and gently press down. Not too hard! the colors will transfer to your paper.
  7. lift off paper, use ruler to scrape off  the cream and you are done!

Make some more! Here is my finished piece that I made in the video and some close ups of the colored shaving cream.  The patterns that stay in the cream are so cool!

Here is a link to a website that will explain the properties of materials,  that we explore in this art project – Cool Science for Kids

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the video at our FB and Instagram pages!

Keep creating,

Patty

 

 

Nail Polish Marbleizing

 

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Today was the first day of our “Work with what you have” video series! You can visit us @artoutofanything on FB for the full video.

Nail Polish Marbleizing explores science and art concepts by focusing on surface tension and the Japanese art of Suminagashi, with which you can create beautiful designs by using ink and water.

Working with what you have in this case means using nail polish instead of ink.

Here are some fantastic websites that explain it all in more detail:

Teach Engineering: Surface Tension and Suminagashi – a complete lesson plan for teachers and homeschooling families using ink and water.

Geeky Nail Polish – a fun post about nail polish marbleizing for your actual nails with some really good follow up questions and answers from scientists!

Suminagashi.com  –  all you need to know about this beautiful art form.

Be sure to watch my video @artoutofanything on FB for the how to’s and be sure to follow and post your own versions of nail polish marbleizing. I would love to see what you come up with!

I’ll be back with more on Thursday!

Patty

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