Marble Painting – More Rainy Day Messy Art Fun!

Marble Painting - Messy Art Fun, perfect for a rainyday - Our Little House in the Country #kidsactivities #marblepainting #rainyday #messyplay #kidsAnother rainy day meant another afternoon of messy art fun!  Today we used our marbles to create fantastic works of art and most importantly had a lot of fun doing it!

What we used:

  • marbles
  • paint
  • trays (we used a printing tray and a lid of a shoe box – couldn’t find my 2nd printing tray!!!!)
  • card
  • cheap and cheerful frames from Ikea
  • basin of soapy water

Marble Painting - Messy Art Fun, perfect for a rainyday - Our Little House in the Country #kidsactivities #marblepainting #rainyday #messyplay #kids

What we did:

  • We placed a piece of card onto each tray and squirted some paint onto the card
  • Doodles and oodles practiced with one marble first in order to get used to rolling the marble around the tray through the paint.
  • They then added a number of marbles and made all sorts of lovely patterns.
  • Once they were happy with their creation they emptied the marbles into the basin of water and pealed the card off their tray and left to dry.
  • Doodles made several works of art and Oodles was more than happy to wash all the marbles, she absolutely loves to play with water.
  • When the master pieces had dried I popped them into a set of frames we bought a number of years ago in Ikea.  Every now and again we change the contents of the frame and use them to decorate the walls of our playroom!

Marble Painting - Messy Art Fun, perfect for a rainyday - Our Little House in the Country #kidsactivities #marblepainting #rainyday #messyplay #kids

 

I love to display their art work and there is always something on display in the kitchen and playroom.  I hate throwing them away once I take them down, but they’ve done so much that we couldn’t possibly keep them all.  So now I photograph everything and we keep one or two favourites and I store them in large plastic portfolio folders I have for each of them.

Marble Painting - Messy Art Fun, perfect for a rainyday - Our Little House in the Country #kidsactivities #marblepainting #rainyday #messyplay #kids

How do you store, record your children’s art work?  Let us know below and feel free to leave a link to your post about displaying or storing children’s art work!

Have fun!

Ciara x

Linked to:

Artsy Play Wednesday @ Capri + 3HDYDI? @ What’s Up Fagans?, Mom’s Library @ iGameMom

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