Marble painting is so easy. There are many different ways that your kiddos can marble paint. We have used acorns in the fall, fun holiday shaped paper like shamrocks, hearts and easter eggs, different shaped boxes and pans to roll the marbles in, and experimented with different types of paint.
For Annika’s Art party we chose to have the kids shake the marbles inside an oatmeal container. My 8 year old son was in charge of this station, and I needed a way for him to manage all the kiddos without a large mess. He did an amazing job and he was so proud of himself! If he can handle a group of 12 kiddos marble painting then it really has to be a success.
Slip a sheet of card stock inside the oatmeal container. The oatmeal container was the perfect size so we did not even have to trim the paper. Egg cartons were used to hold the tempera paint. The kids dropped a marble in the paint, rolled it around with a spoon to make sure that it was fully covered, then dropped the paint covered marble into the oatmeal container. Drop the painted marbles into the oatmeal container, seal the lid and shake.
Different patterns can be created depending on how you shake the container. We had a bucket of water close by so that once the painting is done the marbles can be dumped into the water and cleaned for the next kiddo.
So simple and easy. I love how the colors mix as the marbles as roll around inside the container.