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. This Marble Egg Easter Craft was it!
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.
Supplies for Marble Egg Easter Craft
- White paper. This Poster board works best but you can certainly use plain computer paper if that’s all you have on hand.
- A pencil/crayon
- Marbles (You can find these at your local superstore if you don’t have any or here.
- A shoe box
- A paper plate
- 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.
- 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.
You can see my daughter loved the results!
The second time we did this Marble Egg Easter Craft, 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.
If you need some of the supplies for this, you can find them here:
- These are great marbles.
- This is perfect paper.
- This Poster board is also good.
- Washable Paint can be found here.
For some fun ways to decorate eggs, check out our tie-dye eggs and our Washi tape Easter Eggs.
Have a Hoppy Easter, friends!
If only I decorated eggs in our house still. aww
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.
Way too cute! I totally want to make these with my kids before Easter. They will love this fun craft.
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!!
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.
This looks like so much fun! I know my step sisters will have an absolute blast doing this!
This is so much fun! Using marbles to get those mixture colors is a brilliant idea! Kids would enjoy making this creative paper Easter eggs.
Painting with marbles is such fun! Looks like you all had a blast! Love the banner that you made!
This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to try it out with my kids!
What a fun craft for any age child, including us big ones! Love the expression on your daughters face.
This is such a neat idea. I have had my kids paint with marbles, but I didn’t think about using it for holiday decorations.
These are such fun ideas and definitely something to keep them amused over the Easter break!
This is such a cute DIY idea! I love all the colors and can’t believe Easter is in just a few weeks
My nieces and nephew would love this, especially since the get to be messy. I always love seeing handmade kid’s crafts used as decoration around the house.
My little boys would love this. We have the same Easter banner, I just love it.
What a great way to take what could be a SUPER MESSY craft and make it totally simple and easy to clean!
This is a very fun Easter craft. I always wondered how marbled looks like these were achieved. So brilliant!
This is super cute! What a really great decorative idea. My kids would love making and hanging something like this!
Yes! The kids would love this. It would look great around the house for Easter. Makes me wish I had young kids to do this.
Omg what a fun easter craft!!! I bet my daughter would have a blast making these! I will have to do this with her
This project is right up my daughter’s alley (she’s 4). What fun it will be to do this together with her. Thanks for the creative idea for this craft – I think it will look darling in her room!
This looks so fun and simple! Such a great weekend craft to get everyone into the spirit!
What a fun craft for Easter! This is something I could do with my toddlers and also my 10 year old stepdaughter. Thanks for sharing! I also think your bunny fireplace banner is super cute.
How fun and pretty! I’m going to try it out with my kids.
Wow! I don’t have kids, but I’m a kid at heart! I am loving the artistic side to these eggs! Far beyond dunking the traditional egg!! Thanks for sharing!
I love this craft! We have SO many boxes lying around this is a great idea! I need to go grab some marbles!
I love DIY projects! I’ve been looking for something to do with my little one. This looks like a great idea!
What a cute craft idea for Easter! My little is too young but I still love it!
Doing them inside the box is brilliant! Keeps everything contained.
These are so cute ! Definitely doing this today if I can find a box lid ! Love how you hung them up with the banner ❤️
Will definitely be doing this with the kids this holiday! Great idea you have here!
These are so cute and colorful! My kids would love this craft. We’ll have to try it this weekend!
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.
This is such a fun, mess-free craft! Definitely saving for when my daughter is old enough!
How fun! What a great way to get into the Easter spirit.
Your eggs came out great! I love fun and easy craft ideas!
This is so cute and fun! I’ve never seen marbling done this way before. Definitely sharing with my friends with kids so they can give this a try. Might even have a go myself! 😀
Those are some fantastic egg decorating ideas! Our niece and nephew would love them.
This is so neat! This would actually make really cute greeting cards too 🙂
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.
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!
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!
I don’t have kids and still want to do this, it looks so fun!
I used to LOVE marble crafts when I was a kid – they were always so fun, a little bit messy and the end results were always unique 🙂 x
I love this! Just in time for Easter!
So gorgeous, intellectual, and funny! We’ll try this with our toddler. 🙂
It looks so pretty and I love how easy it is
Such a nice project…perfect for kids!
This is super cute and looks like such a fun activity. Especially now during these times. Thanks for sharing.
I love the idea of doing it in a box to keep things contained, so smart!