by Andrea Mulder-Slater
This KinderArt Blog post is truly from the "making art from any old thing" files.
The supplies are simple: Paint (we used tempera), marbles, a plate, an empty box (we used an empty blueberry box) and paper.
First, place a piece of paper in the bottom of the box. We were lucky - our box was exactly the same size as an 8-1/2" by 11" sheet of paper. Then, squeeze some paint on the plate and have your child or student dip the marbles into the paint.
Next, the marbles go into the box - on the paper.
Then - the fun begins! Have your child or student hold the box and turn it this way and that. The marbles will roll around, creating patterns. Also, the paint will begin to mix as one color collides with another. We used an open box - but wouldn't this be fun in a closed box? A pizza box perhaps? That way, the completed image would be a total surprise.
My girl had a blast and the finished works of art are delightful - as you can see...
Try it yourself and keep creating!
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