Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs

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In our house, anything involving paint, and/or things that roll, is always a winner. Enter, Easter Egg Marbling! An easy (and surprisingly non-messy) Easter craft suitable for preschoolers and younger toddlers (with supervision). My little ones are fascinated that a marble can make “all these pretty paint patterns Mummy!”.

You will need:

  • Coloured sugar paper
  • Old chocolates/biscuit tin with lid (do you need anymore excuses to eat some?!)
  • A selection of paints, divvied up into small pots.
  • A teaspoon for each small pot of paint.
  • A marble for each small pot of paint.
  • Scissors.
  • A pencil.

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Instructions:

1. Placing your tin on a sheet of sugar paper, draw around it with a pencil to make a circle that fits inside when cut out.

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2. Using a teaspoon, help your child to scoop a marble out of the paint pot, and place onto the paper, in the tin. make sure there is a fair amount of paint on the marble, otherwise it won’t create a decent pattern!

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3. Put the lid on the tin, and then get your little one to roll the marble around for about 10 seconds.

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4. Open the lid, and you’ll see that a pattern has been created. Remove marble, and replace with a new one.

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5. Repeat with the different coloured paints and marbles.

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6. Once your little one is happy with the pattern they’ve created, carefully remove the sugar paper from the tin, and leave to dry.

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7. Draw an oval with a pencil on the back of your pattern, to create an egg shape. Cut out, and then you have your Marbled Easter Egg!

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  1. April 2, 2014 / 7:09 am

    What a great idea!

  2. April 2, 2014 / 9:44 am

    Thanks- I knew there was a reason for eating all those crimbo chocs!

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