Mickey Mouse Marble Painting Craft for Kids
Marble painting is a fun and easy craft that makes a unique painting each time.
The great thing is that you don’t need great fine motor skills, you don’t need any artistic ability — and best of all, there’s no wrong way to do it!
The only thing marble painting is not good for is use with children under age 3, as the marbles can present a choking hazard.
Here’s how to use a simple template and red, white, and yellow paint to create a fun and colorful wall hanging.
Materials Needed for this Craft:
- Mickey Mouse Template (included in post)
- Black Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- 3 Marbles
- Acrylic Craft Paint:
- Craft Paint Brush
- Plastic Spoon
- Painters Tape or Masking Tape
- 3 small jars or cups (we used recycled baby food jars)
- Cardboard box large enough to put the cardstock inside it
- Print your Mickey Mouse template onto a sheet of white cardstock.
- Cut out the Mickey template.
- Fold small pieces of painters tape backwards into a loop, so that the adhesive side is facing outwards.
- Attach along the outside edges of the Mickey Mouse template.
- Tape the template to the middle of your black cardstock.
- Use the black acrylic paint and your paint brush to paint only the outside edges of your Mickey Mouse template. (This keeps the other colors of paint from bleeding through under the template.)
- Continue painting all around the edges.
- Once the black paint is dry, flip the black cardstock over, and attach 4 pieces of painters tape to the four corners.
- Press the black cardstock into the middle of your cardboard box, making sure to press the corners down so the painters tape sticks to the box. (This keeps your picture from moving around when you slide the marbles from side to side in the box.)
- Add the white, yellow, and red acrylic paint to your three separate jars or cups. Add one marble to each jar.
- Using the plastic spoon, stir the marble around until it is covered with paint.
- Use the spoon to drop the paint-covered marble anywhere on your black cardstock.
- Pick up and tilt the box in order to get the marble to create streaks of paint across your template.
- Put the marble back into the jar with the spoon to get more paint, and repeat the process over and over until you’re happy with the amount of paint on your cardstock.
- Repeat this step with the yellow paint …
- And the white paint.
- Once you’re finished marble painting, carefully remove the cardstock from the box.
- Slowly remove the Mickey Mouse white cardstock template from your black cardstock. You should be able to clearly see the Mickey Mouse shape on your black cardstock.
- To get more bang for your buck, save your Mickey Mouse marbled template. You can attach it to another piece of cardstock and create an additional piece of art.
- Let it dry completely, and enjoy your painting!
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