For magnet marble painting, you need:
- Magnetic marbles (educational supply company)
- Magnet wands (purchase in fabric store or party dept of department store)
- Tempera paint
- Heavy duty white paper plates (not plastic or foam) — e.g. Chinet
- Small paint bowls
Squirt tempera paint into each bowl and drop in a few magnetic marbles. It helps to place the same color marble into the same color of paint (green marble into green paint) so the children are less likely to mix up the paint colors. Children place a marble on top of their plate, then move their magnet wand below the plate to move the marble. The magnetic marble paints the plate! These make a nice abstract painting, which are nice to display in the classroom.