Marble Painting

(marble painting by 2 year old Thomas)

What You Will Need

a box (a shoe box works perfectly)
an assortment of non-toxic paints
a few marbles
paper (coloured or white, the choice is yours)


1. Cut the paper to fit in the bottom of the box.

2. Roll a marble in one colour of paint and place it in the box.

3. Repeat step 2 until all marbles are covered with paint and laying in the box. This can be a messy job, have a towel or some wet-wipes at arms reach.

4. Tilt the box in all directions. The marbles will leave a paint trail behind as they roll around the bottom of the box.

Because the marbles are round and can't fit flat into the corners, a natural border is made on these pieces of art.