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Are you searching for a fun and easy way for little kids to make a Handmade card this Father’s Day? Why not try making a unique DIY Father’s Day card using marbles to paint?
This is not only a great alternative to buying a store-bought card but also a fun activity for kids. By experimenting with different colours, you can create various stunning results.
Moreover, this card idea is super easy to make and can be modified for any other occasion as well. So, don’t hesitate to give it a try and create a last-minute card that will leave a lasting impression on your dad!
To create this beautiful Father’s Day card, we will be using a fun and creative process art technique called Marble Run Art.
What is Marble-Run Art?
Marble run art is a unique form of art that involves creating intricate and colourful patterns by rolling marbles on the paper within a Box or cardboard.
The resulting designs are often beautiful and mesmerizing, making marble-run art a popular activity for both kids and adults.
How to Make a Marble-Run Father’s Day Card
Completing the Marble Run Art for your Father’s Day card is quick and easy and should take no more than a minute.
However, the preparation part requires careful cutting and pasting of masking tapes, which may take you roughly 5 to 10 minutes.
Things you will need
- Cuboid Cardboard box (Should be bigger than the Card)
- Acrylic paint or Washable Paint
- Masking Tape
- White Card stock Paper
That’s all you need to make this beautiful Art card.
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Video of How we made the Marble Run Greeting card
Check out this video tutorial to witness the magical process of creating art in just a few seconds!
Read on for Step by step Instructions with pictures, Tips and tricks.
Direction to Make a Marble Run Card
First, write your message on cardstock paper and cover the Letters with Making tape.
Remove one side of the cardboard such that it looks like a tray. If you don’t have big cardboard like this, you can also use your baking trays.
Now Secure the Paper on the Cardboard on all sides with the masking tape.
Spatter a generous amount of Acrylic paints randomly all around the paper. Use different colours and There should be enough paint to cover the whole sheet.
Now it’s time to drop 10 to 15 marbles onto the marble run design and give it to the child.
Let them move the cardboard around, watch the marbles roll down, and create beautiful patterns. The process should take less than a minute!
Once the paint covers the entire sheet, it’s time to stop shaking. It’s important to stop at the right time to achieve the desired result. If you shake it for too long, the colours will mix too much and create a brown colour everywhere.
Once the marble run art is complete, you’ll need to let it dry for an hour or so. After it’s dry, gently remove the masking tape to reveal the Phrase!
And there you have it – your very own Marble Run Art Greeting Card with a special “I love you” message for Daddy!
Try experimenting with different colours to create unique and beautiful patterns on your marble run art. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colours to see what works best. Have fun and let your creativity run wild!
Have you tried marble painting with your kids before? If not, now is the perfect time to give it a try. And if you have tried it before, maybe it’s time to do it again and see what new and creative designs you can come up with!
Fun Painting Ideas for Kids
At Little Ladoo, we have a variety of fun painting ideas for kids to explore! Take a look at our Fork Painted Craft Ideas for Kids or try creating a Potato Stamp Butterfly for a unique and colourful work of art.
For younger kids and toddlers, we also offer downloadable Q-Tip Painting Worksheets to help them develop their fine motor skills and creativity through painting. Check out our website for more creative ideas and activities!
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You can use this DIY greeting card idea to make cards for similar occasions like Mother’s Day or even for Christmas. So, be sure to save this idea for later!