We've done a lot of marble painting here, but until now hadn't tried the popular marble-rolled spider web (do a google or pinterest search to see how popular it is!). This was another after school activity I had set up for the girls…
As prep, I cut down some paper grocery bags to fit into our pie plates and put some white tempera paint and a spoon in small bowls. Maia and Daphne each chose a few marbles to cover with paint.
Then they rolled the marbles around in their pie plates, making spider webs on the paper.
(By the way, see the marble that Maia's picking up with her right hand? They kept jumping out of the pie plates. Next time I'd use a cake pan or other dish with straight sides rather than angled sides.)
Here are some of their finished spider webs.
Maia drew a couple of spiders to add to the webs.
Marble rolling is always a hit here, and this was an art project that both girls really enjoyed. Have you tried it yet with your kids? Either plain old marble rolling or marble-rolled spider webs?
I really want to try this on a BIG scale with the swimming pool!
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