Easy Christmas Craft for kids ~ Marble Painted Wreath
Marble Painting is one of our favorite Christmas Crafts for kids. Its so easy and kids love it. This version is basically mess free, which in my books is pretty great! I love how these adorable Marble Painted Wreaths turned out.
Materials to make your own Marble Painted Wreath:
- White Paper – Cut into a wreath shape
- Green and red tempera paint
- Egg Carton (or something similar) to hold the paint
- Spoon – For scooping out the paint covered marbles
- Pie container – A box or oat meal container will work great too.
- Marbles – We used 5, but any number is fine. We have also marble painted with acorns and pine cones. Really anything that can roll is perfect.
- Place your paper wreath into the painting container. You may want to tape is down.
- Pour the green paint into one of the egg carton holes.
- Place a few marbles in the other holes and give your toddler a spoon.
- Have the kids transfer the marble into the paint and swirl it around until it is completly covered in paint.
- Scoop the up paint covered marble and dump it into the prepared tray.
- Once all the marbles are transferred to the tray have the kids gently tip the tray and watch them create paint tracks on their paper.
- You may have to remove the marbles and re-dip them in the paint.
- Allow to dry.
If you are wondering about out painting tray…we recycled a container that pumpkin pie came in from Costco. It worked great! I love that it had an extra lip on the top to prevent any marbles from escaping. We love re-purposing!
Once the green paint is dry, have your kids stamp red berries on the wreath with their fingers. I love that a few of the “grew” in a straight line:) These little marble painted wreathes turned out so cute!