Paint Crafts

Magic Marble Painting

Magic Marble Painting paint craft.
Magic Marble Painting paint craft.

This amazing Magic Marble Painting technique creates loopy, curvy designs on the page. This paint craft uses gravity to create a modern art piece that will be different every time.

You can try to guide the marble to make a face or another specific picture, but it's okay to just let the marble run wild, too. In fact, you might like those designs the best.

What You'll Need:

  • Blunt scissors
  • Drawing paper
  • Removable tape
  • Cardboard box
  • Rubber gloves
  • Poster paints
  • Marbles

Step 1: Cut a piece of drawing paper to fit the bottom of your box. Tape the paper to the bottom of the box.

Step 2: Wearing rubber gloves, dip a marble in poster paint.

Step 3: Place the marble on the paper. Now tilt, wiggle, and twirl the box around to make designs -- the marble is your paintbrush.

Step 4: Let the paint dry. Then use more marbles dipped in other colors to add to your design.

Experiment with different colors of paper and paint. Start with red paper and make only white marble tracks. Or try black paper with fluorescent-colored paints. Once all the colors are dry, remove the paper from the box and display your artwork on the wall.

Try the next page for a paint craft that takes a little patience but yields a distinctive, inside-and outside-the-lines kind of art.

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