Easter Egg Marble Painting for Kids


Have you and your kids ever tried painting with marbles?  We've done it a few times, and it's always a hit.  Thus we end up with several marble painting creations!  With Easter around the corner, turn those colorful marble painted prints into Easter eggs!

Marble painting is great for all ages, but especially fun for toddlers and preschoolers.  Have fun making some festive marble painted Easter eggs!

marble painting for kids



Simply gather your choice of paint, some marbles, and a deep sided cake pan.  I opted to use a cake pan that has seen better days, thus I don't use it for baking anymore, which makes it perfect for these types of messy crafts.  I saved it knowing there could be another use for it, and alas, it is great for this painting activity.

If you'd rather not use a baking pan, a box would be another good option.

Marble Painting with Kids


Lay a sheet of paper in the pan or box; if the paper is smaller, I would suggest taping the paper down to keep it in place.

Next, drop several globs of paint in the cake pan and place your marbles in the pan, too.  We used about four of them, but between 2-5 marbles would be perfect.

With or without a lid, start tilting the pan side to side and front to back.  This is where a top to our baking pan came in handy...   my kiddos decided to dance around and got a bit crazy with shaking the marbles around!

marble painting in a pan

When your child is all rolled out, carefully pick up the marble painted paper and allow to dry for several hours.  If you make several creations, you may find you'll need to wait til the next day to do anything with them.

If there is interest and you like getting a little crazy, bring out the glitter and have your child sprinkle glitter prior to it drying.

Painting with Marbles

Once dried, I used an old Easter egg dying cup and traced around it to create our egg shape.  

Turn the paper over so that it is easier to see the lines as you trace around the shape.

Using a pair of scissors, cut out each egg shape.  *If your child is old enough, encourage him/her to help cut out the egg shapes, too!

painted paper using marbles

Depending on how you lay the cup on the paper and/or how big you draw your egg shape, you should be able to get at least 4 egg shapes from the marbled paper.

Our eggs were pretty large... and very glittery!

marble painting easter eggs


There's a few different ways to use your Marble Painted Easter Eggs:

  • Simply arrange them on a piece of paper with Easter grass.
  • Search for a Easter basket coloring page and add them to the basket (which is how we originally did this craft)
  • Turn the Easter eggs into garland for your wall or mantle by punching a hole in the top of each egg and threading ribbon through each one.
  • Use them to make Easter cards


If you haven't tried marble painting yet, I encourage you to try it and create some beautiful and colorful Easter eggs! 

Our Easter Eggs turned out so colorful and our finished product made a cute craft to hang up on the wall!