A fun and bright bonfire night art project for kids!
Using the marble painting technique is a great way create fab firework paintings and helps to increase fine-motor skills in young children too.
What you need to make marble firework paintings
- Dark coloured paper – black or blue for the night sky effect.
- A selection of ready mixed paints – in firework colours so bright reds, oranges, yellows and greens.
- A tray with edges to stop the marble rolling away.
- Marbles – at least one marble per paint colour.
- Glitter for added sparkle.
How to make marble firework paintings
- Squirt the paint into little pots a separate pot for each colour.
- Place the paper into the tray.
- Dip the marbles into the paints and put them onto the paper.
- Tip the tray up and down gently so that the painty marble rolls over the paper, little children also like to get messy and flick the paint coated marbles around the tray.
- Sprinkle the painting with glitter whilst it’s still wet and shake off any excess.
Hints & tips:
- Make sure with young children you keep an eye on where the marbles are and supervise them closely as young children can choke on marbles – if children are very young and likely to put things in their mouthes then it may be wise to use larger balls.
Make it your way:
- If you have a nice dry day it’s brilliant to get outside with long sheets of paper and roll tennis balls dipped in paint – messy but brilliant fun!