We've tried shake art, or painting with marbles, once before. It was so much fun that I knew we ought to do it again. Easter seemed like the perfect time.
Card stock (or other heavy paper) cut into an Easter egg shape
Various colors of paint
Marbles (or large beads)
We began with a 14 liter plastic bin. You don't even need one that large, a shoe box sized bin would work just fine. I added the marbles and put a dollop of paint on each one. We used two to three colors for each egg. Then we added one of our pre-cut Easter egg shapes. Once we were set up, it was time to shake. Put the lid on the bin if you don't want to worry about paint-covered marbles flying all over! We left the lids off so we could watch the process.
Our bin got messier and messier as we went along. Also, the colors started mixing. You can tell the earlier eggs from the later ones, just from the amount of colors on each. This was a fun messy project that the girls could have worked on all day... if we had that many eggs!
Now we have a whole supply of pretty Easter eggs. Once they're dry, we're going to decorate a wall with them!
Have you ever experimented with shake art?