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Indulge in colours with Marbled Milk Paper DIY

Team StoryWeavers|January 20, 2021, 14:00 IST| 12


If you are looking for a DIY activity that mixes learning and fun – marbled milk paper is where your search ends.This simple activity gives a great opportunity to see the beauty of chemical reactions in the safest way possible. Technically, it is a two-part DIY. In the first step, we see how  milk  containing food colour  reacts with soap, while the colours swirl in patterns that look like marble. The second step is to dip a paper in this milk and preserve the abstract art on paper. Both these steps come together to make the amazing Marbled Milk Paper DIY!

Ready? Let’s get started!

Materials required:

  1. Milk
  2. Water colour paper/ chart paper
  3. Earbuds
  4. Eye droppers
  5. Shallow dish/tray


  1. Cut the chart paper into small sized sheets that fit into the tray you’ve chosen for this experiment.
  2. Pour a thin layer of milk into the tray, such that the bottom of the tray is covered
  3. Add a few drops of food colours or even fountain ink or poster colours to the milk. 
  4. Now dip an earbud into the liquid soap solution (can be dishwash soap mixed with a little water).
  5. Now dip this soap-soaked earbud into the milk, and gently touch the coloured drops in the milk with this earbud.
  6. You’ll see the colours exploding and creating unique swirling patterns in milk. What a fun thing to look at!
  7. Now, before the colours mix too much, gently place the sheet of paper on top of the milk for about a second and then lift it up. Keep the sheet aside to dry. Continue the same with other sheets.
  8. Let the sheets dry up completely, this may take a few hours.
  9. Your marbled milk paper is ready!

Children love colours.  This experiment not only gives them a chance to play with colours but also to capture the beautiful swirling colour patterns on paper. You can let your child try this experiment multiple times, as the results will be different every time! The best part about this experiment is that despite being dipped in milk, the paper has no smell once it dries out. If you want to go the extra mile and make the marbled milk paper smell good, you can try mixing a bit of vanilla essence into the milk!

The colourful marble milk paper can be put to several uses like making cards, or as background for photo frames. Children can even cut them out in different shapes like a fish or an apple and others of your choice and use them in some other craft project!

Try out this easy DIY and share your experience in the comment section!

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Charu, a feminist and an accidental writer, is yet to master the art of writing about herself. Always curious to learn new stuff, she ends up spending a lot of time unlearning the incorrect lessons. She enjoys all sorts of stories – real, fictional, new, old, hers and would love hearing yours too. Feel free to ping her at to share anything that you think is worth sharing.

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Atif malika mujawar

April 26, 2021

Can we take only milk


October 11, 2020

Nice DIY


August 26, 2020

This is such a amazing experiment , really like the byjus DIY corner.

Samadrita sen

August 18, 2020

So sorry for the question but what do we do with this diy??

Amogh Kottada

August 18, 2020

Nice but takes a lot of milk. It gets wasted.

Dear Byju’s I would be happy if you can upload DIYs with the materials that are available in our homes.

Dhairya Chandak

August 15, 2020

Awesome diy . Try doing the same but use kerosene or turpentine instead of milk and use oil colours.
Use can also use tiles instead of papers in this experiment.


August 14, 2020

This is so cool??I am definitely going to try this ✌️✌️in addition to that it is a completely safe chemical reaction!!!??Thank you so much BYJUS for this DIY!!


August 14, 2020

Thank you byju’s my 3rd best best friend for this. Awesome DIY !!??

Nirmala Shantanu Pande

August 14, 2020

Amazinggggggggggg diy

Haarika YM

August 14, 2020

Awesome ?

Yogi Shah

August 14, 2020

Awesome DIY this time…

Sampurna Lahiri

August 14, 2020

I really loved this experiment, will surely try,this is a fun filled and most safest way to see scientific reactions
for kids from face to face, the steps are shown in correct order and easy to understand language, I really love Byju’s
DIY corner and I try all of the experiments, Thank You
Sampurna Lahiri


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