I got the hankering to do some crafting with my kids the other day. We have been at the park, the pool, and up in the mountains so much this summer that crafting has taken a back seat. In my house marble runs are a huge hit and so you will find marbles everywhere. On the stairs, in the washer, in the bath tubs, the floors you name it we got lots of marbles. I decided to put those marbles to good use and create a fun craft by painting with marbles.
A Fun and Messy Fine Motor Craft
- Bowls, cups, or a muffin tin like I used
- Cookie tray
- Paint various colors
- Paper towels to wipe off the hands
- Drop cloth of some sort
I got my small muffin tin and poured in about eight different colors of paint. We then put a marble in each tin and rolled it around with our fingers. Once the marbles were covered in paint we put them on the cookie tray that had the paper laid on it. We rolled the marbles back and forth until they needed more paint and then we would reapply paint and do it all over again.
This was a lot of fun and our art turned out really cool, but I am not sure what I was thinking. I did this craft in a very small confined space, on the floor, and by the time we were done most of my kids were covered in paint by the end of it. My youngest even had to be stripped down and put into the shower because of all the paint on her legs.
One of our new kittens even got into the paint and left cute little paw prints all over the floor. Thankfully the flooring was laminate and wiped right up, but boy talk about messy.
My kids and I enjoyed it, I had fun even with the mess that made and already have the art taped up on the walls.
What art have you created with marbles? Comment Below!