Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Painting with Marbles

For project 5 in the Painting Project Series Busy did some marble painting! This is a GREAT way to make hangable art that your kids (no matter what age) can create themselves. I still remember doing this when I was little. So let's get started...

This is what you need:
  • marbles (we used 3)
  • foil tray
  • paint (since we are still on primary colors, we used red, yellow and blue)
  • white paper
This is what you do:

  1. Place the paper in the foil tray - We had to cut the paper down a bit to fit in the tray
  2. put small drops of paint on the paper in a random pattern. Don't put too much paint on the paper because when the marbles roll through the paint, you will end up with a gloppy mess.
  3. Place the marbles in the tray on the paper.
  4. Holding the tray in both hands, start moving it making the marbles roll around.                             You can roll the marbles around as much or as little as you like. The more you roll, the more color you will spread around creating a rainbow of marble art! 
  5. Hang the finished masterpiece to dry then display it proudly in your art gallery.
*Update* While at Kroger tonight, I found a 12ish x 9ish foil tray that will work perfectly with a regular 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. 

This is Busy's finished creation! 

This is the Beans' Valentine's Day version :)

He did everything the same, except I put red, pink and white paint in the tray.

And this is his masterpiece in the frame on the art wall :) Busy's is hanging on the art wall outside her room.

*This post is also on Tuesday Tots' link-up! Check it out along with the other great links here!

Thanks to a Busy and the Beans follower for sharing this picture of her 16 month old enjoying some marble painting!

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