Marble Painting

The kids had a lot of fun with this marble painting art activity!

Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

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I love getting inspiration from my very talented blogger friends. When I saw this FREE ABC Art Book from Playdough to Plato I knew that it was perfect for my son and his young friends who regularly come over for crafty playdates. I do encourage you to check it out and try the book with your kids!

Each page of the book is an activity for each letter of the alphabet. M is for Marble Painting, and was one of the most fun pages in the book!

I taped the underside of the paper down to the bottom of the baking dish so that it didn’t shift position. Then I added little dots of paint at each side, and popped a marble into each one. I love how they are all lined up ready for action!

Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

Then it is time to get rolling. If you use a metal baking dish like we did it will make a pretty big CLANG every time a marble hits the side. Which happens quite often!! Get the kids to tilt the dish around to make patterns on the paper.

Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

If you are worried about them becoming overzealous and the marbles escaping you could always tape a layer of plastic wrap (cling film) over the top! I tried this with kids aged 3.5 to 6.5 years, and only a few escaped!

F’s masterpiece was a really random collection of lines:Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

 

Miss L managed an almost perfect grid shape design, with no diagonal lines at all!Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

 

Mstr F worked really hard to cover all his paper and declared that this way of painting was “really fun!”.Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

 

For once I managed to dissuade Miss E from using more than three colors and she loved her finished picture.Marble Painting - a fun art technique for kids to try!

 

If you have little kids you might like this Marble Painting in a Cake Tin we did years ago! Oh and remember to go and grab the ABC Art Book that inspired this art activity – and check out the other printables while you’re there!

50 Art Techniques for Little Kids - the book

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