“Marblelous” Paint

With a little shaving cream and food coloring, this elf created “marblelous” Christmas-inspired artwork to put on display!


  • White shaving cream
  • Plate
  • Food coloring
  • Paint brush
  • White paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Piece of plastic


  1. Your elf will create the base of the “marblelous” paint by squeezing small drops of food coloring onto a plate of shaving cream.
  2. Using a paint brush, your elf will swirl the food coloring into a unique design.
  3. After, they will cut small squares of white paper or card stock.
  4. They will place the paper onto the shaving cream and lightly rub the paper.
  5. Then, they will flip the paper over and use a piece of plastic to scrape off any remaining shaving cream.
  6. Ta-da! The food coloring and shaving cream mixture, a.k.a. marble paint, has created a beautiful design! Helpful hint for elves: These steps can be repeated as many times as you want with different colors to create new designs.

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