Paint with Marbles
This project is rated EASY to do.
What You Need
- 13 x 9 baking pan
- Tempera paint
- Muffin tin or egg carton
- Smock or painting shirt
(this one can get messy!)
- Glitter (optional)
- Clear Con-Tact paper
How To Make It
- Spread the newspaper out to
cover your work area. (This is also a great "outdoor" activity!) Put on your
smock or painting shirt to protect your clothes.
- Put the different colors of
tempera paint into the sections of the muffin tin or egg carton. If you
would like, you can mix a small amount of glitter into the paint.
- Tape your paper to the
inside of the pan.
- Place a marble into each
color. Choose your first color, and put that marble into the baking pan.
Hold the sides and slowly tilt the pan so that the marble rolls all over the
- Wait a few minutes to let
that color dry, and then try another. (Sometimes it's more fun to be
creating more than one painting at a time, so that there isn't so much "wait
Let them dry. If you would like,
you can create one for each family member. Then cover them with Con-Tact paper
and use them as placemats.