Now if you want a fun and easy project that doubles as a learning experience, then this is the project for you.
My one year-old and I had a blast making these cards for her friends. So, all ages can enjoy at least one step in this process.
Don’t forget to check out the tips at the end of this page to ensure getting the best results the first time, unlike me.
You will need:
- 1 Cup Whole milk
- Food coloring (liquid base)
- Dish soap
- Large pan
Pour milk into pan.
Drop 4 to 6 drops of each food coloring in a circle pattern.
Take a cotton swab and dip into dish soap. Dip soapy swab into the center of the food coloring design, and hold in place. You will then see how the coloring reacts to the the soap touching the milk.
Next, you want to take advantage of this beautiful design and use it to create faux water color stationary.
Take one sheet of water color paper and dip it into the milk mixture.
Slowly take paper out and lay on a flat surface until fully dry. 1-2 hours.
Now you have a beautiful water color design to turn into what your heart desires.
Use paper as is, decorate it the way I did, or come up with a unique design of your own. This is your opportunity to get as creative as you would like.
I simply, cut my sheet of paper in half
Fold in half to create a card.
Glue a liner to the inside of the card. This is a personal choice.
I then embossed the front of the card with a stamp that I love.
- For best “water color” effect, use water color paper
- For “marble” effect, use heavy duty paper
- Only use Liquid Base Food Coloring, not gel
- Do this project outside if you can or use newspaper, etc. to protect surfaces