Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Marble Painted Candy Canes

Marble paintings are classic, but something my kids haven't done before.  Hulk promptly made it clear that he was NOT doing a marble painting, by removing his paper from the tray and asking for blue paint.

Iron Man actually wasn't too interested in the process, and he preferred to drop his marble in order to splatter paint, then roll it around with the spoon.  Whatever works.

After he finished, he asked if he could paint another page.  He painted the entire page solid red.

I decided we would combine the two paintings into one piece of art.  After his paintings dried, we flipped over the marble painting, filled the back with tracings of a candy cane shape, then cut them out.  Also, because of the amount of paint he used on the solid red paper, it was curling around the edges, so I glued it to a scrap piece of cardboard.

I was then going to have him glue the candy canes on to the solid red painting, but he had something else in mind.  He asked if he could put red glitter on them.  Now, I will be honest.  I hate glitter.  I looked at his cute little candy canes and thought they looked just fine.  After looking at the final product, I still think I would have liked it better without the glitter.  However, it was his project, and what I wanted didn't matter, so he got his glitter.

The finished product!

We also had an extra candy cane that didn't make it onto his canvas, so I hole punched it and added red ribbon, so he could hang it on his tree.

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  1. What a fun, cute idea! LOVE it! I pinned it & shared it with my readers on Facebook -!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957 - Thanks for linking up & see you next week,
    Beth =-)

  2. LOVE the marble paint! Great Idea to turn them into candy canes! thanks for sharing! New follower for Sharing Saturday link up! I hope you find time to come check my blog out as well!

  3. How fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. I love this idea! We have done this with a pumpkin but I think Boogie would love the glitter!

  5. We are huge fan of marble painting - but have never done candy canes. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. What a really great idea: I'd never tried painting with marbles before but if it makes such fabulous pictures then we definitely need to give it a try

  7. Candy canes were perfect for this craft!

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  8. cute!!!

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