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A Marble-made Snow Storm

During our winter unit I have plans for the boys to create a few different snowy scenes. For our first attempt, we did one of my favorite activities - marble painting.

big buddy's snowy scene

Here's what we did:

supplies: small bowl, marbles, spoon, foam stickers, washable paint,
cake pan (or similar size container), & paper cut to fit at pan bottom

1) place stickers 
*stickers are great for building fine motor skills

2) when finished with the stickers, cover marbles with paint
* i love how big buddy placed the mitten over the penguin's wing

3) drop marble in to pan and tilt it back and

mini man loved this part

5) you may need to re-dip your marbles
scooping and transferring the marbles is also great
fine motor practice

This can be a messy activity.  I was expecting to get paint on the table and maybe a little on the floor. I was not, however, expecting this:

seriously, i don't know how he does it :) 

mini man's snowy scene 
Lots more great kid friendly ideas can also be found at these link parties: Link and LearnWeekly Kid Co-opMontessori MondayHip Homeschool HopPreschool CornerFor the Kids Fridays, and Show and Share Saturday. 


  1. At least one of my kids ends up with paint in their hair or diaper/underwear every time we paint! I never can figure it out either, so I attribute it to being boys! :)

    We haven't done marble painting since our candy canes, but I love the idea of making a snowy scene!


  2. I love this idea...where did you get the stickers? I would love to get them as we are doing an Arctic unit next week. Thanks.

    I am sure my g'kids would end up covered in paint. They are sooo talented that way :-).

  3. Love marble painting! These turned out great, love the paint in hair shot too! I'd love for you to join the link party at momstown this week -

  4. awe they are so cute! well done!

    xo Nav

  5. Awwwwwww, how cute! I'll have to remember this idea!

  6. Aww, I love their finish products! Thanks for sharing, you always have the best craft ideas. =)

  7. Great activity, looks like you all had lots of fun doing it. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Gorgeous! I think painting with marbles is fun anyway!! But even BETTER this way... how lovely.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  9. This looks like so much fun! I love all your ideas! :)

  10. Oh no! Glue in the hair! I used to do that all the time...

    This is cute :)

  11. Messy kids are happy kids... too cute!

    I'm a new follower!

  12. Oh I love marble paintings because kids love to do them so much!

    I'm a new follower from the Mingle with us Hop. Feel free to stop by my site! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  13. LOL...looks like a lot of fun! I hope to see you link up on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!

  14. what a great idea! even my 5 and 6 year olds would love to do this!!

  15. I saw this on Pinterest (repinned it, of course!), and now I'm seeing it again visiting from the Mingle With Us hop. I've seen a lot of marble paintings, but I LOVE the idea of the winterscape!

  16. Hello! Great craft I will do it with my class. I really like your blog!

  17. Great Idea. Where did you find the stickers?


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