This is an easy art activity that the kids absolutely loved, and it doesn’t require much setting up.
First step: cut the back off two large cereal boxes, as shown. The open end will need to be taped up – I used an off-cut of cardboard to fill it in.
You will also need some disposable cups and spoons for your paint (if you’re lazy like me and couldn’t be bothered washing up), some A4 size paper to fit in the bottom of the cereal box, and some marbles.
Right, now we’re ready to get started! Paint goes into the cups… then drop a marble into each.
Show the kids how to drop a marble onto the paper using the spoon. Then it’s time to tip and move the box to make the marble roll around.
It’s fun making patterns! The kids loved dropping the marbles back into the paint when they were done and fishing out a new marble in a different colour.
And here’s the finished product!
Good work, kiddos. I think these artworks would look pretty spiffy turned into handmade cards.
Hands up! Who did marble paintings when they were a little kid?
Any other good ideas for how to use marbles for craft or play activities?