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My boys like marble painting. A lot. Usually we marble paint using the same method we used to make our marbled Easter Eggs, but the other day we decided to create a less messy type of marble painting since the crazy toddler was trying to get right in the middle of arts and crafts time.
Sutton came up with the idea of using something with a lid that we could close up, and I immediately knew that an old formula can would be perfect for the job. We rolled our sheet of paper (an 8.5″x14″ fit best) into the can, squirted in a bit of paint, added our marbles, put on the lid and started shaking. It doesn’t take long for the marbles inside to get into a spinning rhythm to create some incredible marbling.
The clean up was a total breeze since most of the paint remained on the paper. We saved our cans for another time and gave the lids and marbles a quick rinse in the sink – easy peasy!