Marble play in a Christmas ball

If you happen to start early, you can find clear plastic Christmas ornaments at Walmart and other stores that carry craft supplies. I like to stock up on them when I get the chance and I had quite a few left over from last year. Now that I have some time at home with my grandsons, we took out a few marbles and our Christmas ornaments for a little creativity and play…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

To make mommy a gift, I added a couple of drops of acrylic paint inside each ball. Just a tiny drop is all you need for this…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

Then my grandsons dropped in a marble and we taped up the top. Then the boys shook the marbles all around the balls which is definitely the fun part…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

Once the paint was all swirled around inside the plastic ornaments, we dumped out the marbles and had a set of beautiful ornaments to give mommy and their other grandma for Christmas…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

Since shaking the marbles is really the fun part, we put a few marbles in empty clear plastic ornament (no paint added this time) and taped up the top…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

Then the boys started shaking away. They were so serious as they concentrated on the marbles going around the ornaments…

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

The boys enjoyed watching the marbles spin around the balls really fast and then really slow….

At play with Christmas Balls and Marbles by Teach Preschool

Looks like I will need to restock on our plastic ornaments for next year!

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Comments

  1. says

    Deborah…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now – you are a genius! I love this idea. I will be doing this. How about Valentine ornaments? Hmmm.

  2. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    Haha – valentine ornaments would be awesome too! Have a merry Christmas Scott!