Mickey Mouse Marble Painting Craft for Kids

Mickey Mouse Marble Painting Craft for Kids
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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.

 

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The free Mickey Mouse template for this craft is in my Resource Library.

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Mickey Mouse template mockup


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Materials Needed for this Craft:

  • Mickey Mouse Template (in my Resource Library; see above)
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • 3 Marbles
  • Acrylic Craft Paint:
    • Red
    • Black
    • White
    • Yellow
  • 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

Supplies for Mickey Mouse marbled painting craft

 

Marble Painting Directions:

  1. Print your Mickey Mouse template onto a sheet of white cardstock.
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  3. Cut out the Mickey template.
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  5. Fold small pieces of painters tape backwards into a loop, so that the adhesive side is facing outwards.

    Make a loop with painters tape

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  7. Attach along the outside edges of the Mickey Mouse template.

    Attach tape to edges of  Mickey Mouse template

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  9. Tape the template to the middle of your black cardstock.

    Mickey Mouse template against black cardstock

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  11. 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.)

    Black paint on edge of Mickey Mouse template

  12. Continue painting all around the edges.

    Black paint around all edges template

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  14. Once the black paint is dry, flip the black cardstock over, and attach 4 pieces of painters tape to the four corners.

    Painters tape attached corners

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  16. 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.)

    Cardstock in box

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  18. Add the white, yellow, and red acrylic paint to your three separate jars or cups. Add one marble to each jar.

    Paint in 3 jars with marbles

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  20. Using the plastic spoon, stir the marble around until it is covered with paint.

    Stir marble around til its covered with paint

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  22. Use the spoon to drop the paint-covered marble anywhere on your black cardstock.

    Dropping marble onto cardstock

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  24. Pick up and tilt the box in order to get the marble to create streaks of paint across your template.

    Marble paint streaks on cardstock

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  26. 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.

    More paint streaks

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  28. Repeat this step with the yellow paint …

    Yellow marble

     

    Added yellow paint

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  30. And the white paint.

    White paint marble

     

    All 3 paint colors

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  32. Once you’re finished marble painting, carefully remove the cardstock from the box.
    Take marble painting out of box
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  34. 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.

    Remove Mickey Mouse template

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  36. 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.

    Saved painted Mickey Mouse template

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  38. Let it dry completely, and enjoy your painting!

    Finished Mickey Mouse marble painting

 

Mickey Mouse template mockup


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Mickey Mouse marble painting

Mickey Mouse Marble Painting

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Materials

  • Black & white cardstock
  • 3 marbles
  • Acrylic paints in red, black, white, & yellow
  • 3 small cups
  • Cardboard box
  • Plastic spoon

Tools

  • Craft paintbrush
  • Painters or masking tape

Instructions

  1. Print your Mickey Mouse template onto a sheet of white cardstock and cut it out.
  2. Use loops of painters tape to attach the template to the middle of your black cardstock.
  3. 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 from bleeding through.)
  4. Once the black paint is dry, flip the black cardstock over, and attach 4 pieces of painters tape to the four corners.
  5. 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.
  6. Add the white, yellow, and red acrylic paint to your three separate jars or cups. Add one marble to each jar.
  7. Use the plastic spoon to stir the marble around until it is covered with paint.
  8. Use the spoon to drop the paint-covered marble anywhere on your black cardstock, then pick up and tilt the box in order to get the marble to create streaks of paint across your template.
  9. 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.
  10. Repeat this same process with the other marbles.
  11. 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.
  12. Let it dry completely, then hang it up and enjoy!

Notes

This is NOT a good activities for toddlers because the marble could be a choking hazard.

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