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With all the X-mas school activities, I've been very busy. Anyway, I did
marbeling paper with lower elementary. I used three tables and papered
them with newspaper. I set out tin pie plates. One per child. I set out
a plastic yogurt container with water(500 ml)at each table. I used
liquid tempera paints that come in small bottles. I didn't want anything
toxic. I demonstrated to the children what happens when a drop of colour
is placed in a tin pan of water. OOOHH, Ahhh, Yada Yada. I then
demonstrated how a toothpic can swirl the colours. Tell the children not
to swirl the paint too much. I also allowed the children to experiment.
Make sure that there is a mop close by and that another table is papered
so that the children can lay their wet marbled paper down. Make sure the
children place their names on the back of their paper before dipping
them. Also, smocks, for you and the kids. I had a lot of fun that day.
At the end of the session, Take away the paint and have all the tins be
thrown into a bin for washing. You'll have less mess if you do the
It's sort of cold in Alberta right now in Fox Lake. Everyone is hopeing
the ice road will freeze over before the 18 Dec. We have to drive out