Marble Painting

Thank you to Kate at for this great idea! My son had a blast with this activity!

It was a beautiful day so we decided to do some Marble Painting outside, however this would also be a great rainy day idea! Our neighbor kids came by as we were finishing and asked if they could come back and paint with us tomorrow; definitely a hit! There are so many different times of year/holiday ideas to use this technique for :presents, to make wrapping paper, for homemade birthday cards, etc.

Materials Needed: 

  • Washable Paint
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Non-breakable baking pan
  • A Few Marbles


Directions for Marble Painting: 

1. Place the paper in the bottom of the cake pan and secure it to the bottom with a few pieces of tape.

2. Place a few small “blobs” of paint on the sides of the cake pan/paper. I used three different colors and placed them on both the right and left sides.

3. Drop the marbles in the pan and roll them around the pan in and out of the paint to create your painting.

4. When you are finished, lay the pan down and let it completely dry before you remove the paper.


Happy Painting!



  1. Very creative and looks awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by returning the Alexa love.

  2. This is an awesome idea. I’m so excited to try it. I might even frame the art afterward.

  3. Great idea, thanks for sharing this. We loved having you join us at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

  4. Wow, this turned out fantastic! I can’t believe I’ve never actually made a marble painting. Great tips! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  5. Brenda Holmes says:

    I do this at work. You can substitute golf balls when dealing with younger children or if you just want to add some texture to the art work.

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