Paint With Marbles: An Active and Fun Art Activity

Children love to paint with marbles. A mix of art and play, which makes this a favourite, active and fun art activity. A great introduction to abstract art.

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Poster paint – different colours in different bowls
  • Beer boxes/foil oven dishes
  • Water in a bowl for washing hands
  • Pen for labelling pictures

What to do:

  • Put thickish poster paint in bowls or cups and place a marble in each one
  • Place a piece of paper in the bottom of the beer box
  • Using a teaspoon, drop a marble from a paint bowl into the beer box and tip the box, rolling the marble in all directions and watch it ’paint’ the paper
  • Use different marbles from different paint colours over and over until you are happy with your picture
  • Allow to dry
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