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Online Family Saturday: Marbling

Saturday 2 May 2020

The gallery is currently closed so our Family Saturdays are now digital. Watch this video for step by step instructions on how to make your own beautiful marbled paper and get creative at home!

You will need:
Liquid food colouring
Vegetable oil
Watercolour paper
Small jars or bowls
1 large bowl or tray
Stirrers, spoons or forks

We would love to see creations – share on social media using #ikongallery #ikonathome or @ikongallery or email

Ikon’s Learning Programme is supported by Cass Art. Please consider making a donation for this free activity. Ikon is a registered charity and your support helps us with everything we do.