Marble Easter Egg Craft Your Kids Will Love

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Since St. Patrick’s Day was so close to Easter this year, I didn’t feel like we were able to really enjoy the Easter decorations or have a lot of time for Easter craft projects. However, because my daughter loves crafting and art so much, I wanted to squeeze in one, quick project that I knew she would love.

marble easter egg craft - The everyday mom life




So, the other day we made Marbled Painted Easter Eggs. I remember doing this craft when I was in elementary school and had a blast with it so I knew she would like it. Best of all, it was pretty easy because we already had everything we needed at home. I bet you do too!

We were having so much fun that even my husband joined in on our little craft time to make an egg of his own. Follow the easy steps below to make these colorful and festive eggcellent Easter eggs.

marble easter egg craft - The everyday mom life

You will need:

  • White paper. Poster board works best but you can certainly use plain computer paper if that’s all you have on hand.
  • Paint
  • A pencil/crayonMarble Easter Egg Craft Materials
  • Marbles (You can find these at your local superstore if you don’t have any or here.
  • A shoe box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A paper plate

Steps:

  • First draw out your egg shape on a piece of paper. I ended up using a small candy bucket we had here to make the bottom on the egg and then free-handed the top.
  • Cut the egg out and use it to trace additional eggs. Then, cut those out.Marble & Paint Easter Egg Craft3
  • Tape your cut out egg to the bottom of the shoe box. One or two rolled up pieces should do. You want to be able to take it off afterwards.
  • Put a couple globs of paint on your paper plate and dip your marbles in them.
  • Pick up one marble at a time and put it in your shoe box.
  • Then tilt the box from side to side so that your marble rolls across the egg’s surface.
  • Repeat until you have used all your colors and keep layering until you’re happy with your egg design.marble easter egg craft - The everyday mom lifemarble easter egg craft - The everyday mom life

You can see my daughter loved the results!

marble easter egg craft - The everyday mom life

The second time we did this, we also put all the marbles in the shoe box and shook it like crazy. It also produced great results!

Of the eggs on the left, mine is the top one, my daughter’s is the middle one and my husband’s is on the bottom. The more colors you use, the more vibrant your eggs will be. Just be careful not to mix colors that will produce browns, unless that’s the color scheme you are going for. I was iffy on using orange, but my daughter really wanted too.





You can also use this as a lesson about primary colors and secondary colors if you want or if you home school.

Once dry, we hung all the eggs by the bunny banner on our fireplace so we could enjoy them as much as possible until Easter. You can also frame them and use them as Easter wall art, but we didn’t have any spare frames.

marble easter egg craft - The everyday mom life
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Have a Hoppy Easter, friends!

For some fun ways to decorate eggs, check out our tie-dye eggs and our Washi tape Easter Eggs.




46 COMMENTS

  1. What a fun and easy craft to do with the kids. I love that you don’t need a lot of materials to have fun. This is really something that I would love to do with my daughter.

  2. This is so unique. I don’t really do much with easter for my kids, but I will pass this along for my nieces. They would enjoy making these because they are very artistic!!

  3. I did this with my fourth graders back in the day! I so loved watching the kids giggle and work hard to make a great picture! We used brown bags but I love the white paper so much more.

  4. How cute and festive they look! It is something a bit different also. My grandchildren are coming this week-end so maybe we’ll give it a whirl, I know they’ll have a blast. I have everything necessary except the marbles (I don’t keep them around because of the littles) but, one of my many games surely have enough.

  5. This looks like so much fun. My kids love arts and crafts, they are always trying something new and I would love to try this with them, great decoration idea.

  6. This is such a lovely creative idea. I liked how you used a shoebox to create them too I am sure it was really handy and less mess too!

  7. This looks fun, vibrant indeed! I just love the idea of a marble-themed activity with bunnies and animals. The kids will really love this since they’re into these recently!

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