Thursday, June 14, 2018

Maker Workshop: Suminagashi (ink marbling)

  • Program Goals
    • Teach kids new skills
    • Offer the opportunity for hands-on learning
    • Promote nonfiction
The best instructions I found here at Inner Child Fun

Kids will have the opportunity to experiment with ink marbling and create beautiful marbled paper. This will be messy so wear old clothes! Registration is required and space is limited, so if you are unable to attend please let the library know. There is no age restriction, but you must have the following skills to attend:

Required skills:
  • Ability to work independently and wait patiently for assistance when needed.
  • Sufficient motor control to manipulate ink and lift paper in and out of a tub
I reminded everyone that this was messy and gave some basic instructions, emphasizing using small dots of ink and not dumping it in.

  • 6-14-18
    • Attendance: 30
    • Notes: Some adults and teens wanted to come. One suggested fabric, so I brought several squares of muslin from home to experiment with. It worked really well - best was the white, plain cotton muslin.
  • 7-7-17
    • Attendance: 30
    • Notes: Forgot to get the cardstock instead of construction paper. A lot of people who hadn't signed up came, but they came in groups so it was fine. This one works well with a large group.
  • 7-15-16
    • Attendance: 20
    • Notes: Next time I think I'll show the instruction video first - a lot of kids had trouble grasping the concept of just dabbing the ink onto the water. Make sure I have cardstock next time - construction paper gets too wet.

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