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Painting with Marbles

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Painting with Marbles


Some people say that I lost my marbles when I had kids.  But yesterday I was able to find them just long enough to do some Marble Painting.   It’s easy and fun for the kiddos.  All you need is:

1. Marbles

2. Paint

3. Paper

4. Paper Plate

5. Box Top

To get started pour the paint colors on a paper plate (or newspaper, etc).  Put your piece of paper inside the box top.  Then let the kiddos dip the marbles into the paint and drop them onto the paper.  Now comes the fun part.  Let them start rolling the marbles around however they want.  It will get a bit messy, but the art creations they make will be worth it.  Enjoy!



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Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is father to a 5 & 7 year old. In his free time he likes to read, write, run, spend time with his family and serves as a board member at Main Street Montessori School. For more of Thomas, check out his website,

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