Marbled Christmas Trees

 

 

I posted about the first of our marbled Christmas decorations the other day, Marbled Snowmen. They were different from the other marbled crafts we’d done before in that we used white paint on dark construction paper.

After that, we made Marbled Christmas Trees where we experimented with dripping liquid watercolors on top of the shaving cream after stirring in the main color.

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations!

(E was 36 months old.)

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For full instructions on the shaving cream marbling technique, read the Marbled Hearts post.

We started with green tempera paint that E swirled into the shaving cream as usual.

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Then she used an eye dropper to put … ahem … “small drops” of liquid watercolors on top for ornaments {yes, she just turned three, those ARE small drops  to her 😉 }.

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

We didn’t stir after the liquid watercolors, and she pushed the construction paper down on top of the shaving cream as usual, then pulled it back to reveal her print.

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Sure, her “ornaments” were a bit big but I still liked the results. {The prints are all from the same batch of shaving cream and paint.}

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

While the paper dried, we entertained ourselves making shaving cream hand prints 🙂

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

I made a template to cut out a few Christmas trees, and we both really liked them!

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

For this one, I positioned the template to get the a brown trunk.

 

Make quick and simple marbled Christmas trees with colorful decorations using the shaving cream marbling technique!

 

 

 

Have you tried the shaving cream marbling technique? What have you done with it? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to leave a link if you’ve posted about it!

 

 

 

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