Sunday, February 27, 2011

Marvelous Marble Art !

At the end of last week, my 6 year old daughter was inspired to do some marble art and this kept my 3 year old occupied for a little while as I attended to my other children during lessons.

They first put a marble in a paper cup

Then they poured paint in the cup and scooped out the marble with a spoon

After taping sheets of paper to the bottom of the cardboard box, they placed the painted marble in the box.

Then it was time to watch the marble create a fun design as it rolled back and forth.

My son got in on the fun and made his own designs.

My daughter's finished product that she was so proud of !

I  have to admit that I don't do many Mommy led art projects (guilt setting in) because most of the time my kids are pulling out art supplies and creating things on their own.  I was proud of my daughter for thinking of this idea on her own.  It did get a little messy by the end of the project, especially when they dumped the entire cup of marbles in paint, but at least all the mess stayed in the box vs. the floor this time!

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Mom2Seven said...

Hi Tracy! With Lent approaching, your children's marble craft reminded me of something we did last year. The kids cut large crosses out of brown poster board and rolled marbles dipped in red paint over them. At the base, "By His stripes, we are healed." I have a sick baby sleeping in my arms, and I am typing with one hand, but I believe this well-known scripture is from the book of Isaiah. +JMJ+

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,

I love this idea. I can just see my little Buddy having a blast with this art project, I can also see that I may have to take him outside to do this one. It looks like so much fun. I am going to give it a try this week. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hi Annita,
I'm sorry you have a sick little one. Tis the season it seems because lots of kids around here are sick too! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that we will avoid it somehow and stay well. I hope your baby feels better soon!
Thanks so much for your neat Lenten idea! I might just use that (and blog about it and of course give credit where credit is due :) ) This looks like a wonderful art activity to try!
I hope you have a blessed week!

Hi Kimberly,
I'm glad you like the idea! Our children learned about this activity at a Mother's Morning Out program that all attended as little ones. Outside marble art sounds even better! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :) Have a blessed week!

Lindsey V said...

This is a really cute idea! I used to look for things to do for Sunday School when I was children's director...this is a good one for the pre-school aged kids and probably a few years older! Thanks for posting it!

Also thank you for taking time to stop by and read and comment on my posts. That means a lot!

Great art work! Great idea for Easter too, Mom of seven. May have to get out our marbles and try it. Voted for you

Renee said...

I think this is a great idea! Kids get to be so creative when left to experiment. I'm glad you just let them create :)

Hi Lindsey!
I'm glad you like this idea, but I can't take credit for it since I've seen it in many arts and crafts books :) Thanks for linking your posts to NOBH! It's been great reading your blog!

Thanks Anna-Marie! :)
I like Annita's cross idea too! Thanks for your continued visits and votes :)

Hi Renee Ann!
Thanks for your visit and comment! Unfortunately or fortunately my kids get many chances to create on their own as I am always busy teaching another child in our homeschool :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy! This is really a great idea. My son has been hitting me up all day to do since visiting your blog yesterday. Unfortunately other school work was not completed on time to do it. Maybe tomorrow. lol

I voted for you today and yesterday. Hope your week has started off on a good note. Blessings!

Hi Lynda!
I'm glad your son is interested in the activity and I hope he gets a chance to try it out (after school work is done, of course) :)
Thanks for your continued visits and votes :)

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