Make Beautiful Paintings Using Marbles

The feature exhibit gallery at the Austin Children’s Museum has been transformed into a rolling wonderland thanks to our latest exhibit, Ready, Set, Roll! We’ve been enjoying exploring all kinds of rolling objects, including golf balls, marbles, pennies, and much more. One of our favorite activities that involves rolling is Marble Painting. It’s easy and you can make great abstract art on your own.
First, put a piece of thick paper in the bottom of a shoe box or other container. Next roll a marble around in a puddle of paint.  shift the box  so the marble rolls across the paper creating an interesting design.

Next wash off the marble and repeat the process using a different color. Try to make curved or straight lines by experimenting with how you shift the box.

What is your favorite way to make abstract art? Leave a comment letting us know


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