Can you paint with marbles? Absolutely! All you need are a few marbles, paint, and a box top or tray. Get ready for art that’s a bit active, a bit silly, and a little messy. Roll ’em around, mix up a few colors, and create a famous artist, Jackson Pollock inspired masterpiece! Awesome process art activities make for a perfect hands-on art experience for kiddos of all ages.
MARBLE PAINTING FOR KIDS!
WHAT IS ABSTRACT ART?
The Abstract Art movement began in the United States in the 1940’s. In its purest form, Abstract Art has no subject. It is just lines, shapes, and colors.
The Abstract Art movement is called Abstract Expressionism because, although the art has no subject, it is still trying to convey some kind of emotion.
The main characteristic of abstract art is that it has no recognizable subject. Some Abstract Artists had theories on the emotions that were evoked by certain colors and shapes. They planned out their seemingly random paintings to the last detail. Other Abstract Artists painted with emotion and randomness hoping to capture their emotion and sub-conscious thoughts on the canvas.
The result is process art!
PAINTING WITH MARBLES
Add art to the fun of playing with marbles, and create your own abstract art masterpiece! Think about what colors you want to use and what feelings those colors remind you of.
Want to use your own homemade paint for this activity? Why not make some flour paint!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Acrylic or Washable Paint
- Tray or Box Top
HOW TO PAINT WITH MARBLES
STEP 1: Place a piece of paper on a tray, pie pan, or in a box top.
STEP 2: Add dime-size drops of paint around the paper.
Tip: Try several paint colors for a layered look.
STEP 3: Add marbles and start rolling them around the paper by tipping, twisting, and turning the tray!
MORE FUN PROCESS ART ACTIVITIES
MAKE COLORFUL ABSTRACT ART WITH MARBLES
Find more fun recipes for how to make paint below!