12 February 2013

Marble Painting

Hi there!  Today I wanted to share with you one of the art therapy directives that I do with my patients! Its called marble painting and it is fun for kids of all ages (yes that means adults!)  So, here is what you do...look for a box lid (or make a similar contraption) and tape a piece of paper to it.  Then squirt some paint randomly around the paper:

Next you add a handful of marbles and pick it up and shake it all around.  It turns out different every time.  You have very minimum control over how it tuns out which is part of the reason that I like it - it requires no skill!

This project is good for people who need to work on upper body strength and bilateral coordination.  It could also be done standing to work on ability to stand, you could have the person sift their weight from foot to foot or rotate their trunk from left to right!  And of course you can do it just for fun!!

If you try this project please share a link or leave a comment and let me know how it turned out!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Hi Rachel this looks like a fun project and it is really interesting to learn about your art therapy techniques. MM x

  2. Wow! What a creative expressive technique and good for the body too!

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^