Paint with Marbles by Fabre-Castell comes in a sturdy cardboard box that appeals to many ages. As soon as I opened the package, I wanted to make a picture. My boys (ages 11 and 13) were excited to get the opportunity to paint with marbles. After covering our kitchen table with leftover packing paper from the garage (newspaper is suggested), we read through the directions and looked at the sample pictures provided in the instructional manual. The directions were fairly simple and straightforward, my boys (or a younger child) could easily have completed the project independently. The project is recommended for ages 5 and over.
Everything for the project is included in the package, except for paper to cover your work surface.We laid the included materials out: 20 sheets of paper, 5 foam display sheets and sticky tabs, 2 texture brushes, paint brush, 10 colorful “shatterproof” marbles, 2 plastic spoons, 3 reusable stencils and 5 tubes of washable paint in red, yellow, blue, green and purple. One of my sons placed his sheets of paper in the provided tray. Since only one tray is provided, my other son used the cover of the art kit. A recatangular gift box and/or old baking pan could also be used for additional children. Squirting paint and rolling the marbles in the paint proved to be a fun sensory experience for my boys. After their pictures were dry, they attached them to the enclosed foam sheets and hung them up for display using the included sticky tabs and hangers. They enjoyed making their abstract art. We even have enough supplies left to make additional pictures. This project would be a great addition for a lesson on abstract artist Jackson Pollock. To purchase or learn more about Paint with Marbles by Fabre-Castell, check out the following link: Paint with Marbles.