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Marbled Bookmarks with Oil & Water

Make these cool bookmarks just in time for summer reading season!


  • tray with one inch of water
  • large tray for placing wet bookmarks
  • vegetable oil
  • food coloring
  • stir sticks or spoons
  • watercolor paper cut to the size bookmarks you want


  1. Mix a tablespoon of oil with a few drops of food coloring and STIR.
  2. Mix as many colors as you’d like, in separate bowls.
  3. Drop or pour food coloring/oil mixture into the tray with water
  4. Dip the paper, set aside on dry tray
  5. Hang to dry!
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