Marbleizing With Milk and Dish Soap

Jordan Britt
by Jordan Britt
6 Materials
You know we love to marbleize over here at Hometalk! We found a new technique that we LOVED!
Start by pouring milk into a plastic storage container. It doesn't matter what type of milk you use, we used whole milk!
Add some food coloring to the mix. We recommend using 5-7 drops.
Pour some dish soap into a separate container.
Using a Q-tip, dip the tip of one into the soap.
Tap each of the dots of food coloring in the milk and watch the color explode!
Swirl the food coloring around to make a marbleizing effect :)
Cut out some cardstock to fit into the container and dip it in the colored milk mixture!
We decided to make ours into a fancy recipe card! Happy Easter and Happy Marbleizing!
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  • Michelle Jones Michelle Jones on Nov 26, 2018

    Doesn't the paper smell of milk after a few days? How do you get around that?

  • Adriana Adriana on Jan 10, 2019

    a drop a couple of drops of bleach in my carpet. its not a solid color, how can i paitnt it

  • Linda Linda on Jun 23, 2023

    Doesn't the cardstock smell sour from milk?

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  • I plan to try water with enamel paint and nail polish with card stock, but not milk, my sister would squel loudly if I use out milk. I think Susan said earlier that the bacteria dies as the card dries so it will not smell.

  • Geri Geri on Nov 25, 2018

    I don't see shaving cream in the instructions but it is mentioned above.

    • Shele Shele on Nov 25, 2018

      Kay must've gotten this project confused with another that did feature shaving cream. It is not mentioned in this post.