I know it has been a while since I last posted. We got back from our adventure back to the states and we’ve been super busy. A few days after the boys and I got back to Germany my husband had to leave for Italy for work and I didn’t have the energy to blog after taking care of my little handfuls by myself. This is a picture tutorial of an art project Grayson made last week.
Painting with Marbles
All you need for this project is:
- protective table covering (I used packing paper taped to my table), or you could do it outside
- marbles (I think we have 8, but even one would work)
- acrylic paint in a few colors
- plastic container
- paper cut to size of container if necessary
- a smiling child, eager to begin
I used 2 pieces of regular old printer paper and taped it inside the container, then added a couple dabs of each color paint we wanted to use (I used primary colors because I have another project in mind for the finished paintings for Grayson’s room). Pastel colors and cardstock would be great for Easter cards, red and green with cardstock for homemade Christmas cards, etc.
I just showed Grayson how to pick up the container to roll the marbles. Ours had a dip along the edges that the marbles wanted to stay in, so our project required a bit of shaking.
Grayson loved all the noise this made, and other than his hands (and the container, of course) this was a pretty mess-free art project.
Here it is when he was just about finished with his masterpiece
Stay tuned for the finished project actually hanging in his room! I have a big empty frame just waiting on it!
Now, today is Grayson’s 3rd birthday, so I am off to make some chocolate buttercream for his cake that is waiting in the freezer (the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had, might I add). Stay tuned for pictures and the recipe for that too. Have a wonderful day!
Cheack out our marbelized coffee filter Easter eggs here