Preschool Activities and Printables

Marble Painted Hearts

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Add some glitter to these marble painted hearts, and make some extra-sparkly valentines!

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To make these hearts, you’ll need

  • A pot, casserole, or dishpan
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Acrylic paint (in Valentines colors)
  • Marbles
  • Glitter
  • Scissors

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Start by cutting some hearts.  We used Valentines Day colors, and made our hearts by folding the paper in half, and cutting half-hearts on the fold.  Make sure they’ll fit in the pan you’re using!

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Choose a good heart and stick it in the bottom of the pan.  I added a tiny bit of tape to make sure our heart stayed in place and laid flat.

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Add some paint and a few marbles to a small container (a small Tupperware or even a plastic bag would work – we used the lid of a jewelry box that was headed for the trash).  Roll the marbles around to make sure they get covered in paint, then dump them into your pan.

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Shake up the marbles!  When you’re done with one color, add some glitter!  Repeat the process adding another color of paint (and another color of glitter, if you’re so inclined).

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When you’re finished, remove your heart and let it dry!  You’ve made a beautiful sparkly Valentine! You can repeat the process a bunch of times and make lots of hearts.  Just make sure you clean out your pot before you cook any spaghetti!

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