Sunday, August 29, 2010

Art with a marble

My mini's are so excited for halloween that we have started to create artwork for the big day (two months away:)). Check out the spiderweb we made.

You will need a tin, paper to fit in the tin, tape, white paint (watered down), a small container, and a marble.

First, tape the paper to the bottom of the tin. I filled the small container with watered down white paint. Place the marble in the paint and roll it around. (Yes, the kids are still in their PJ's if you were wondering. Nothing like art 1st thing in the morning:))

Now roll it around the pan. The kids really got into this. You can see Matisse's hair whipping around her head as she move the pan.

We finished the project with a spider in oil pastel. I'm really proud of Matisse's spider. Not bad for being 2 1/2 years old (a mom can brag, right?)


  1. This is my favorite type of project! I do this with my Kinders to study jackson pollock, and we use many colors. But this is a great idea for spider webs!! Thanks for the post! :)

  2. The Pollock idea is great! That would be WAY cleaner then how I have done Pollock in the past! Thanks!

  3. This is so great it would also be cool with Anansi's the Spider or The Very Busy Spider book. I will have to keep it in mind

  4. I've done this w/3rd grade when studying Pollock, but the spider web is a great idea. I put out an 'all staff' email asking for old cookie sheets to do this, and I got more than I needed!

  5. Great idea - we will be doing this when it gets closer to Halloween!!