Preschool Activities and Printables

Marble Painting


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Create some surprising artwork, and roll some paint around with this unorthodox painting method!


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You’ll need

  • acrylic paint
  • a baking dish or sheet
  • 12 marbles, give or take a few
  • paper to fit the bottom of the dish
  • bowls or dishes that can get painty


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Split your marbles between two containers.  Then dump a good squirt of paint on them!


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Roll the marbles into your baking tray, and then carefully roll them in every direction, leaving cool trails of paint!


– regular copy paper fits in the bottom of a baking dish pretty well.  That means this is a great chance to use the backs of some paper that’s been in your recycling!

– a few paint colors will do the trick.  No need to get too crazy (unless you want to of course!)



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I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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