Suminagashi is a Japanese art where you create your art on water first and transfer it to paper. It is beautiful and very relaxing to do. My kids loved it!
We found these marbling paints at our local art store. (I'm curious if liquid watercolors would work for this. The consistency is very similar. If you try it, let us know!)
First we added water to two trays. I think baking sheets would work best because you want a very shallow layer of water, about 1/2 inch deep.
When we started to add drops of color to the water it was very magical. The colors swirling together were beautiful.
Next, we used the skewer to swirl the paint sitting on the surface of the water. Don't mix too much or it just becomes brown water. You have to work fast while the paint is sitting on top.