Friday, February 27, 2009

Marbling - A Demonstration - by Nick (age 4)

This is what happens when you leave your marbling materials out all over the place and the kid wants to know how you made those pretty papers.

Step one. Apply apron. Assure him that it is not pink, it is "salmon".
Step two. Skim the surface of the bath.


Step three. Apply first colour.


Step four. Apply additional colours.


Step five. Stir and rake.


Step six. Comb then stir a little more.


Step seven. Have the assistant lay the paper, pull it off, and rinse.
Step eight. Admire the results.


Repeat, ad infinitum, or until the kid hears the The Wiggles show starting.

11 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

Who had more fun--the assistant or you?? Looks like a great time, and nice papers too!

Pegg said...

Wow, he has your talent!! Great job and it looked like wonderful fun!! Whoohoo Nick!

DymphieM said...

Cool work Nick. Way to go!

He made you a nice stack of beuatifully decorated paper ;D

RunAliceRun said...

Looks like so much fun!! I wish I had a teacher like you!

UberArt said...

So cute! He did well not to marble himself also!

Imagined scenario with my toddler: He would have been covered from head to toe with paint and then would have taken off for the white carpet in the living room to watch the Wiggles before I could stop him.

... Paige said...

Very nice

Rhonda said...

Thanks everyone! It was a fun afternoon for sure. I was impressed with how seriously and patiently he worked at this (for a while, anyway)!

B├╝chertiger said...

Hilarious and so cute!

Now you just have to teach him making his first pamphlets with the paper.

Merry said...

He looks like an old pro creating those wonderful papers. What a great Mum to let him have a try.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Hilke! and yes, we have done that already! check here to see his his first pamphlet :-)

Thank you Merry - it was lots of fun - I may have to always share my marbling with him now!

maiko said...

adorable!