Do this project outside and in the sun, this will make clean up much easier. Allow students to do this one at a time, so have as many shallow trays on hand as is feasible. Remember, you need to supervise, so three to five students making marbled paper at a time will be easiest.
1. Pour water into shallow trays;
2. With plastic spoons, let a student drop one to three colors of oil paint onto the surface of the water;
3. Using plastic forks, combs, sticks, or other objects that you think of, the student creates a design in the oil paint thatis floating on the water;
4. When the desired design is complete, she carefully lays her piece of paper on top in the shallow tray. Wait just a moment, then have her lift the paper;
5. The oil paint design has been transferred onto the paper!
6. Hang the papers to dry on a clothesline or clothes horse with clips;
7. Pour excess oil paint into a bucket, replace any water in the tray, and start again with the next student.