Marble Painting

The kiddos were home from school thanks to Pink Eye. They were sad they had to miss so I suggested we do some art. I recently finished transforming the unused dining room into an art/learning space and we have been doing more art together. Specifically more painting since it’s so close to the kitchen for easy clean-up. When I moved everything downstairs, I found some marbles. Sad, Pink Eyed kiddos, an art space, marbles, easy clean-up… marble painting.

Supplies
Marbles
Tempura Paint
Muffin Tin (my preferred paint holder)
Spoons
Box Lids/Trays
Paper (we used construction paper)

It was pretty straight-forward. I set up the paint in a muffin tin, my preferred paint holder; put a spoon and few marbles in each color; gave each kiddo a box lid; and had them select a paper color. They got to it quickly, spooning the marbles on the paper in the box lid, and then tilting the lids around and around making the paint-coated marbles roll. They each did three or so paintings which entertained them for about an hour.

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Laine and her silly face. She’s the family comedian.

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Saige wanted in on the action, and probably wondered why we were using her spoons.

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Vaile supervised.

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Saige joined in, using her hands instead of marbles to paint.

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Laine took it pretty seriously, working to coat the entire sheet of paper with paint from the marbles.

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The aftermath. It was much cleaner than I thought it would be. Clean-up was painless.

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