Do you love getting fun and unexpected designs when painting? These DIY marbling techniques are the perfect way to get a really cool paint pattern with little effort. Here are 9+ marbling crafts to inspire your next marble painting project.
How To Get Marble Effect
- Shaving Cream and Paint: You can print off of shaving cream and watercolor, acrylic or food coloring to get a marble paper or item (see the eggs in this list).
- Water and Spray Paint: Several of the marbling crafts in this list are done by adding spray paint to water and dipping the item in.
- Water and Nail Polish: This technique can be done super quickly and if you mess up, just wipe those areas up with a little nail polish remover.
- Acrylic Paint Pour
- Oil and Food Coloring
- Liquid Starch and Paint
Marbling Crafts For Beginners
These beginner crafts are the perfect way to practice getting a faux marble effect. Whether you want to use spray paint, nail polish or acrylic paint this list has a fun DIY idea for you.
Easy Spray Paint Marbling Tutorial
Use this tutorial to get all the details about how to do spray paint marbling on terracotta flower pots. This easy-painted flower pot design still amazes people with how cheaply this craft was done.
DIY Shaving Cream Art Cards
Tape out a simple shape with painter's tape then use a shaving cream marble technique. Add your own designs once the paper dries for a fun look.
DIY Nail Polish Dipped Mugs
This fun craft uses nail polish in water to create a cool marbleized design on white ceramic mugs. Just make sure that you only dip the bottom of the mug to keep it food safe. Read more about how to also make these dishwasher-safe mugs.
Easy Handmade Watercolor Christmas Card Idea
This simple card prints a blue and marble shaving cream background and then uses a gold paint marker to repeat a simple design. You could modify this marble craft and personalize it for any holiday.
Easy Painted Faux Pumpkin Craft
Are you looking for a cheap Fall decor idea? These painted faux pumpkins are so fun to make. Get step-by-step instructions with another craft on spray paint marbling.
Cheap DIY Halloween Decoration
Use your old glass jars and spray paint marbling to create a cheap Halloween decoration. Add spooky eyeball candies to complete the fun jar. The best part is that if you mess up, you are only using an old jar and can just try again.
How To Dye Easter Eggs With Shaving Cream
Use food coloring and shaving cream to dye your Easter eggs this Spring. Kids will love experimenting with different color combinations.
Shaving Cream Paper Marbling
Instead of using liquid watercolor color or food coloring, you could try to add acrylic paint to shaving cream for a fun effect. These make a great art project as is or as part of a collage.
DIY Easy Paint Pour Pumpkins
Create a marble look by doing a paint pour on a pumpkin, canvas or wood. This fun painting technique will for sure give you some unexpected results.
It depends on what you are marbling. For 3-d crafts, spray paint marbling or nail polish marbling is your best bet. For paper crafts, you can use any method that you like best. If working with kids we would just consider picking the safest and least toxic method.
If you are dipping an item into the water, then you need to work quickly. Spray paint, acrylic paint and nail polish can get “goopy” in the water. Make sure you completely clean out the old paint before doing another item.
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