We love a good art activity that gets the entire upper body moving! This easy marble painted valentine heart is loved by preschoolers who like to keep moving. Do you know a child like that?
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Easy Marble Painted Valentine Heart
What you will need:
- Marbles (and/or golf balls – we used both)
- Tempera paint
- Paper cut into a heart shape
- A tray with deep sides, or a box lid
Setting it up:
Pour paint into tray and add marbles and a spoon. Place paper inside the tray or box lid.
Spoon marbles from paint, dropping them onto the paper. This takes great fine motor control, so you might need to first model how it is done. Remind your preschooler to move the spoon very slowly.
Then, hold both sides of the tray or box and gently rock it back and forth, moving the painted marbles across the paper.
Our preschoolers loved watching the paint tracks that the marbles left!
This can go on for as long as the child likes. When finished, remove the marbles from the container, and then remove the paper.
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