If you are looking for easy Valentines art for your kids, you will love this! Just like our spin art hearts and our marbled hearts, you won’t need many materials. What we love about this Valentines art is that it requires great concentration as the marbles are scooped onto the paper. This activity is a good way to help develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. But the kids don’t know or care about this. What they love is that it’s fun!
What you will need:
Setting it up:
Place some of the white paint and some of the red paint into one tray. Add marbles and have a spoon nearby. Place the heart paper in a container with deep sides. (We use box tops.)
Invite your children to give it a try:
Have them spoon the painted marbles onto the paper. This is a great fine motor activity as they carefully balance the spoon so that the marbles don’t fall off.
Tipping the container back and forth:
Once the marbles are in the container with the paper, show the children how to hold the sides of the container and gently rock it back and forth, so that the marbles move around. At first this might feel awkward, but once they get the hang of it, it’s fun!
The finished product:
When finished, you will see how the red and white paint mixed and there will be shades of pink. This is a great lesson in color mixing! Have the children remove the marbles from the container, back into the paint tray.
The easiest way I’ve found to clean the marbles is to place them in a colander and run water over them.
Books and songs to go with this activity:
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