Marble Painting

This is by no means a craft that I made up.  In fact, Clara did this almost fully one year ago at her friend Lucy’s house.  But I think she had forgotten and she had a ton of fun doing it, so here are the directions.  It is actually a minimally messy craft and has no handling of the paint if your kid doesn’t like getting dirty (ahem, Drew).


  • cardboard box with top cut off
  • paint
  • marble(s)
  • cup
  • paper


  1. Put paint into the cups, pick a color, and throw the marble in.
  2. Swirl the marble around until it is covered in paint.
  3. Place paper in the box and dump the painty marble in.
  4. Move the box around (aka experiment with gravity!) to get the paint all over.

5. Once the paper looks the way you want it, take it out and do a new piece!
I think these would look great on card stock and made into cards (maybe for father’s day?).


5 Responses to “Marble Painting”

  1. 1 Karen May 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Those are great, and for Father’s day too!!!Miss doing these little projects with Clara. I was thinking of making more ladybugs as I was cleaning up the sewing room. Think I will.

  2. 2 Kristen May 25, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Well Drew would love to do this! Especially since he doesn’t have to get paint on his hands! We may have to try it out. . . .

  3. 3 Rick May 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    For Fathers Day??? Danette, I would think by your age you would just get me a card…………..with a CHECK in it!!!!
    A real non-bouncing one.

  4. 4 Rick May 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    On second thought…..make it cash…..USA cash….current stuff

  5. 5 Rick May 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Thought about it more—–make it gold—-99.99% pure—-I can tell you where to get it

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