Celebrate Earth Day with this simple marble painting kids craft! Show your love by adding hearts and displaying them around your home!
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Supplies needed for the Earth Day marble painting kids craft
- White cardstock
- Red cardstock
- Green paint (poster or acrylic)
- Blue paint (poster or acrylic)
- Medium bin
- Heart punch (optional)
- Tape (optional)
- Glue stick or Glue Dots
How to make the Earth Day marble painting craft
First, you’ll need to get a bin or box that you can put your paper and paint in. I use the dishwashing bins from the Dollar Tree because they are inexpensive and can be used for all types of kids activities, such as water beads.
Next, grab your white cardstock. I highly recommend cardstock because it’s thicker and the paint won’t soak through. If your bin/box has rounded corners, you can just use a cup or something similar to trace around on the edges. Then use your scissors to trim the paper.
Place the paper in the bin/box. If it is bigger than the paper, you may need to tape it down on each side.
Now you can add the paint! Squirt drops of blue and green paint randomly all over the paper. We used poster paint but you could also use acrylic paint.
Add the marbles and let your kids roll them around in the bin until they are satisfied with how their painting looks. Then put the marbles in a bowl of water so you can easily rinse them off when you’re done painting.
*PRO TIP* The more marbles you put in the bin, the more likely the colors are to get muddy looking. I’ve found that 4-5 is plenty. Additionally, you don’t need to worry about using the same marbles. Just grab a few clean ones for each new painting and wash them all at the end.
Set the paintings aside to dry.
Once dry, you can trace circles on the painting and cut them out. I used a salad plate (about 7″) for the large circles and a cup for the smaller ones. I was able to get 4 circles (1 big, 3 small) out of each piece of paper.
Now it’s time to show some love! Use your red cardstock to cut out some hearts. I freehanded the larger hearts and used a metal punch for the smaller hearts. To attach them, I used Glue Dots, but you could easily use a glue stick.
Lastly, put your pictures up on a wall or window in your home to display.
If you love this Earth Day craft, be sure to check out these other fun ways to paint with toddlers!