Are you ready for a simple process art activity that turns out beeeautiful? This week we did a  rainbow marble painting process art activity, and it reminded me why I did this every month when I was a toddler teacher. It’s just so much fun! Children love using marbles to paint, and the process of painting with them is amazing.

If you are doing a rainbow theme, you are in luck! There are 20 more rainbow posts at the bottom of this one!

Rainbow Marble Painting Process Art by Preschool Inspirations -- a perfect rainbow activity

The first time I heard “marble art,” I had no clue what to expect. When I first saw it, I decided it was one of the most beautiful art projects ever. Marble art is where you put marbles, covered in paint, into a box. Then you shake them up. You will never get the same result twice! It’s always a surprise when it comes time to open the box.

Rainbow Marble Painting -- A process art experience for children

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Here are the materials you will need:

  • 6 Marbles
  • Paint in rainbow colors
  • Paint Palette
  • A box with a lid
  • Paper
  • A cup of water

Here are all of the steps for you to see.

Rainbow Marble Painting -- A process art experience for children

Step 1: Put marbles into the paint. We use paint from Discount School Supply, but I’ve heard Crayola is amazing as well.

Step 2: Put a sheet of paper into a box with a lid. Ours is a corn dog box from Costco. They have so  many like this. Any box would do though!

Step 3: Put the painty marbles into the box. It’s super fun to just drop them in!

Step 4: Shake the box, getting the marbles to roll in any direction.

Step 5: Rinse the marbles in the cup of water. Pat them dry, and repeat.

That’s it!

Rainbow Marble Painting Process Art by Preschool Inspirations-10


Be warned though! This rainbow marble painting process art activity is super addicting!! We did it for days!

Now on to MORE amazing rainbow activities!

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