This marbled pumpkin art is a super fun project for the kids to make this fall!
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We’ve experimented with making marbled paper a few times – our first was nearly two years ago when we made the beautiful paper into Marbled Animals, and then we used some pretty pink and red marbled paper to make a Spring Flower Craft last year.
My son is now 5, and not every craft immediately grabs his attention. But if he sees me starting to squirt shaving cream into a foil tin – I know he’ll want to be a part of it! There are more detailed instructions in the animals post that I linked to above, but to make these gorgeous pumpkins this is what you’ll need:
- White card with a printed outline of a pumpkin (super easy to find online, I got this one from clipartpanda)
- Large foil tray
- Shaving cream
- Orange paints in various shades (we used some from the great Apple Barrel range)
- Plastic scraper tool
- Paper towels
Use a stick (craft stick, chopstick or even a fork!) to gently swirl the paint around in the cream.
Press the card onto the paint and cream, printed side down. Peel off the card and leave it for a few seconds to allow the paint to dye the card. Use a scraper tool to remove the cream from the card, wiping the excess onto a paper towel.
Underneath a beautiful marbled picture will be revealed! Swirl the paint some more if needed, and make more prints. You’ll see different effects with each one.