Marble Painting

Marble painting

Marble painting is a simple set-up process art idea for toddlers to primary school aged children.  It’s great for fine motor control, colour mixing and just fun to watch the paint move!

You will need:

  • Marbles;
  • Paint;
  • Shoe box lid;
  • Paper; and
  • Tape.

Marble painting

Tape the paper to the inside of the shoe box lid and add paint to the paper.

Marble painting

Put the marbles inside and let the children tilt the lid and watch the marbles make tracks all over the paper.

Marble painting

Hope your kids enjoy!

Marble painting

J x



  1. October 6, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Oh we’ve done this too. we used red and green paint (they were just the first ones to hand) and the patterns came out so well that we are actually going to use them to cut shapes out of for christmas cards. Ha also came home with another one he’d done at preschool yesterday too. Great little activity

  2. October 6, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Looks pretty and very good fun. it’s nice to see creativity move and be free flow. Fab idea.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  3. October 6, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I love this, they turned out great. We did something similar with conkers such fun 🙂

  4. October 6, 2015 / 11:39 am

    What a great idea! I did this a long time ago and had forgotten about it. This is something my boy is going to just LOVE!
    Thanks for the idea

    • October 8, 2015 / 3:30 pm

      It’s surprisingly addictive, even I wanted a go! 🙂 x

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