This Cross Marble Painting for Kids offers a unique way to share the Easter story while creating something bright and beautiful! Kids will love putting this creation on the fridge.
As you can tell, we have been very into Easter cross crafts lately. Haven’t caught them all? Check out the Easter Cross Fork Painting, Easter Cross Sun Catcher Craft, or our Pony Bead Cross Sun Catchers before you leave!
This may be because the cross is such a simple symbol that has so much meaning to Jesus’ story. And to our lives as Christians. Because we like to decorate for Easter with meaningful crafts and decor pieces, we put up a lot of crosses in our home.
Today we are sharing a new way to paint an Easter cross – using marbles! No more are these tiny balls just for shooting. Kids can have fun rolling marbles around on paper to create a unique, beautifully colored Easter cross.
Easy Cross Marble Painting for Kids
Don’t expect two crosses painted with marbles to ever look the same. Even if you use the exact same colors, you’ll never get the same design! Kids will have a great time painting their own Easter crosses.
Our Cross Marble Painting for Kids is perfect for your Sunday school classroom or something fun to do at home.
How to Paint a Cross with Marbles
- Cross Template
- Tempera Paint
- Paint cups
- Cardstock (for printing the template)
- Construction paper
- Bin or paint tray
Begin by squeezing a bit of each paint color into a cup. You only need enough to cover a marble.
Print the cross template on white Cardstock paper. Place the paper into a bin or paint tray to minimize mess.
Drop a marble in each color of paint. Use a spoon to roll the marble around until it is coated in the paint.
Scoop the marble into the bin over the cardstock paper.
Instruct the children to move the bin in all directions so that the marble moves over the cross to paint it.
When done, carefully remove the painted paper and allow it to dry.
Cut the Easter Cross Marble Painting for Kids from the cardstock paper, and attach to a piece of construction paper using glue.
You can also decorate around the cross with stickers or doodles, if you wish!