Inside: This winter mitten craft is all about the process of using paint and marbles. Comes with a free mitten printable, too!
Our toddlers and preschoolers love painting in a bag.
Because of this, we’ve done different versions. You might recall our marble painting in freezer bags.
And recently we had fun making muddy pigs in bags.
Marble Painted Winter Mitten Craft
What we used:
- Blue washable tempera paint
- Bug tongs
- Gallon-size plastic resealable bags
- Mitten printable (scroll down to bottom of post for free link)
Pour some paint into a dish and add some marbles. After downloading the free printable mitten, cut it out and place it inside the plastic bag.
Invite your child to transfer the marbles from the paint into the bag.
Once all the marbles have been added, seal the bag and start pressing on top of the bag, moving the marbles around.
You can even shake the bag a bit to get the marbles moving. (Just make sure it’s sealed tight!)
This activity is not only develops fine motor skills, but it’s also a fun sensory idea.
Children who have an aversion to getting paint on their hands will feel more comfortable having the ingredients inside the closed bag.
Sensory seeking children will enjoy pressing on the smooth plastic and moving the marbles around.
Remove marbles and paper mitten from bag. That’s it! Easy peasy and fun.
As promised, here is your free download: Free Mitten Printable
More ideas to try:
❄️Toddler and Preschool Winter Lesson Plans❄️
We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!
Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for winter.
Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
For more information, click on the graphics below: