Magic Marbled Paper

Hi, it’s me, Sprinkles!! I am Nickey’s pet unicorn and intern here at, Colors Are Magic. Nickey had to go on a trip to get us some much needed supplies, so I will be sharing one of my favorite crafts for today’s post. It’s a huge honor to post for you today as today is our 100th POST! I know, crazy. I feel like I should invite you all over for a cupcake party and we can all throw glitter around like confetti. Although, they maybe difficult to clean up.

As many of you know, I grew up in a magical place called The Cotton Candy Kingdom. All of the rocks there are beautifully marbled and full of bright colors. It’s pretty awesome. I took Nickey on a hike up Hot Fudge Sundae Mountain last year and the whole way up she was crazy about the rocks. I mean… I know they are special… but we were on a gigantic ice-cream sundae. There was a lot to be excited about. Anyhow, I told her that I had a way for us to make the same magical marbled patterns on paper at home. I will let you guys in on the secret too…. (because you’re the best)


Here’s what you’ll need…

– A Bin, Baking Dish, or Tin Foil

– Shaving Cream

– Food Coloring

– Spatula

– Watercolor Paper or Card Stock

Let’s get started…

1.) I started by filling the bottom of  a glass Pyrex with Barbsol Shaving Cream and smoothing the top with a spatula. Honestly, you can use a piece of tin foil to lay out shaving cream out on, but I find that the having “walls” around it helps with the mess. Especially if you have younger children.


2.) Using your food coloring, add a few drops of each desire color to the top of your shaving cream. I have found that if you go overboard with the food coloring it can take away from the marbled effect. I use about 3-5 drops of each color.


3.) Next, use a craft stick (a toothpick or a paintbrush work too) to swirl your colors together into a marbled design.

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4.) Press your paper onto the top of the shaving cream and slightly press if directly down.


5.) After removing your paper, use a flat edge to scrape the excess cream off of your paper. Make sure to do it quickly after removing it from the shaving cream as the longer you let it sit the more your food coloring will begin to saturate your picture and your marble won’t be as clear as it could be. I placed my paper on a larger cutting board and used a spatula to scrape directly into the kitchen sink.

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OMG! Isn’t it beautiful!?? I wish I could be with every single one of you that do this craft so I could see the look of amazement on your kids’ faces!

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Have fun marbling!

Love, Sprinkles



  1. Thank you for a great summer project. All of the kids in Carroll Park will be shouting a big ‘thank you’ your way. xoxo The Park Lady.

    • Thanks! I miss you! Carroll Park is magical. xxxx


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