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Marble-Painted Heart

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Marble-Painted Heart - finished heart
Use a marble in a box as your paintbrush to create a one of a kind painting. This is a guide about marble-painted heart.
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February 3, 2017

There are numerous items that kids can paint with to make the experience even more fun. A favorite object for my pre-students was marbles! I think it was because the whole process tended to get quite messy! The result is beautifully unique each time and reminds me of a Jackson Pollock painting. For this particular craft, I painted a heart for Valentine's Day, but you could complete one for any holiday or theme. For example, you could paint cut-out shamrocks, Easter eggs, dinosaurs, cartoon characters, etc.

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Total Time: 10 minutes to make and an hour to dry

Yield: 1 heart

Supplies:

  • 1 sheet white card stock or small poster board
  • scissors
  • finger paint (any colors you feel represent Valentine's Day)
  • paint palette
  • marbles (1 for each color paint)
  • cardboard lid or box (large enough to allow your paper to lay flat)
  • painter's tape
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Steps:

  1. Cut any size heart from your paper. Accordion-fold the painter's tape on the back and lay it inside the cardboard lid or box. The tape will help keep it flat during the process.
  2. Dip a marble in paint and place it in the box. Lift the box and move it all around, making the paint-covered marble roll across the paper.
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  4. You can also dip all of your marbles in paint and let them all roll at the same time! After about 8-10 runs, I felt that this heart was complete.
  5. Remove the heart from the cardboard box. Allow to dry. You are also left with a heart silhouette. Next time, I might try using a white box lid so it will enhance the remaining outline.
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  7. I trimmed over an inch from around my heart so it would fit in my laminator. I was left with a heart frame! It seems this craft yielded three products!
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