Let your child create a modern art masterpiece!
Try out a simple activity involving marbles, paint and a tray! Miss 5 set this up all by herself whilst I was busy tidying up – I love that it was completely self-directed! She had done this at pre-school and so I discovered a little of what she gets up to during her days in class. I also loved that the method didn’t involve too much mess…
Marble painting – step-by-step
- It takes not time to set up, yay! First of all, squeeze a blob of paint into an artist’s palette and place the marbles individually into each space.
2. Place a piece of paper or card into a suitable container – you could use a plastic tub, an old baking tray, etc.
3. Then place the marbles on the paper and get rolling! Look at all the pretty patterns that emerge from the movement.
Miss 5 enjoyed doing the marble rolling whilst sitting down and standing up too. There is the added challenge of ensuring the marbles stay in the tray!
Aren’t the colours and patterns pretty??
You can have lots of fun with this – try different colours, perhaps by theme: red and greens for Christmas; oranges, reds, yellows for the autumn; blues, whites, sparkles for winter, etc. You can then use the pretty paper to make delightful homemade cards for instance.