It’s all about using handy materials to enhance your child’s developmental skills in a playful and creative way. Create a marble painting of the American flag and promote bilateral hand use, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, and visual motor.
We made this version of an American flag, using red and blue paint, marbles, and aluminum foil pan.
Tape a piece of construction paper to the bottom of the aluminum foil pan.
We will use another piece of construction paper to create a template that will help separate the red paint and the blue paint on the flag.
Ask the child to cut a rectangle shape from the construction paper. Keep both pieces of the construction paper.
Tape the small rectangle template on the top right corner.
Step 4 – Starting to work on blue lines:
Dip the marbles in blue color or squeeze blue color on the construction paper in a few spots.
Place the marbles in the aluminum foil pan and ask the child to move the foil pan from side to side to create long blue lines.
Remove the small rectangle template and place the rest of the construction paper on top of the blue colored lines.
Step 7 – Starting to work on red lines:
Dip marbles in red color or squeeze red color on the construction paper in a few spots.
Place the marbles in the aluminum foil pan and ask the child to move the foil pan from side to side.
Step 9 – Uncover the flag:
Remove the construction paper to uncover the American flag.