Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Marble Painting-- Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

I'm always looking for fun things to do with my kids. I found this project idea from
This project is a lot of fun for little ones and looks beautiful with bright colors!

You will need:
*A handful of marbles
*A sturdy (non-breakable) plate or flat-bottomed container with a lip
*A muffin tin (or small dishes) and tempera paints



First, trim a sheet of paper to fit on your plate (or in your container). Fill the cups of a muffin tin with different colored tempera paints. Show your child how to gently drop a marble into the paint and roll it around with the bowl of a spoon. When the marble is well coated, transfer it by spoon to the paper-lined plate. Use a gentle wrist action to swirl the marble around until the paint wears off. Or try using two or three marbles simultaneously. To preserve the hues, use a different marble for each color. Lift the artwork from the paper plate to dry.

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