Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!
Marble Painting is for Adults too!
Marble Painting – a fun craft for kids…but wait…”I want to do it too!” You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the fun of marble painting and you can make it a more “sophisticated” project! I made these 4th of July – Patriotic inspired cards using marble painting, stars and gems.
I made it more “sophisticated” by adding blocking with tape and using acrylic paint. There are a lot of tutorials out there for marble painting for kids using tempera paint – but adults can do it to.
Start off by cutting paper 4″ x 6″ – I used both watercolor paper and tagboard – definitely use the watercolor paper! I found out after making one that the tape sticks too well to the tagboard and tears the paper when you take it off.
Decide on your paint colors – I used acrylic paint because you can put it on thick and it will hold it’s shape and not crack off of the paper – leaving a rich thick layer of paint behind – if you could only feel all of the texture I created on each of the cards!
Get your first marble covered in paint – I didn’t have any regular glass marbles – but I did have some bigger wooden ones – they worked perfect!
I taped my paper and left the tape hanging over the edges so I could use that tape to stick my paper in place in the bottom of a box.
Put your paint covered marble in the corner and – roll! Keep rolling the marble around by moving the box until you have enough of your first color.
Repeat with your second color and then your third. I painted mine with red first, blue second and then white.
Take it out of the box and gently take the tape off right away before it gets too stuck on – taking it off when the paint dries will take your paint off too!
After your paint dries – fold up your paper into a card and decorate with stars and gems. I used a stencil for my stars, but if you have a star punch – even better and lucky you – I want one!
I thought you could also use these as place cards for your 4th of July party table. Just write names on big stars and set in place.
I found out that you can’t do marble painting without your kids wanting to do it too. Here is one my daughter made – same steps only she used tempera paint instead. Don’t let your child put too much tempera paint on the marble – tempera paint is not meant to be thick and can flake off when dried if too thick.
Be sure to remember that marble painting is not only for kids – enjoy yourself and make your own marble painted projects today!