Marble art (1 - 2 year olds)

Watch and learn as a marble paints interesting new patterns. If you don’t have a marble, you can replace it with a ball.

Home Learning

Please be careful, marbles are small. Ensure you participate in your child’s play to avoid them possibly choking on the marbles.

You will need

  • Coloured paints
  • Marble(s) (if you don’t have marbles or want to reduce choking hazards you can use a ball)
  • Tray
  • Paper

What to do

  1. Put the paper into the tray.
  2. Guide your child to:
  3. Put dollops of coloured paints on the paper.
  4. Place one or more marbles on the paper in the tray.
  5. Move the tray so that the marbles mix the colours together.

Art made with marbles and paint

Learning outcomes

  • This activity is great to develop your child’s eye-hand coordination, as they use their eyes to guide the direction of the ball with their hands.
  • Fine motor skills: increase your child’s flexibility in their finger movements by encouraging them to make small changes in direction with their hands.
  • Children can build self-confidence and ownership over their own work.

Ask your child

  • What colour do you want to add in your picture?
  • How many glass bead you want to add?
  • How can you make your picture pretty?