Get ready for a splash of colour and a whole lot of creative fun with your little ones! If you're on the hunt for a baby-safe and non-toxic art activity that'll have your kids giggling with delight, you're in the right place. 

Marble painting is the name of the game, and it's like magic on paper. In this blog post, we're diving headfirst into the world of marble art for kids. We'll walk you through each step, share what you’ll need for this activity, and reveal why this activity is not just entertaining but also incredibly beneficial for your budding artists. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your marbles and baby safe Dabble Paints, and let's paint the town (or at least some paper) with vibrant, toxin-free, and dabble-tastic creations! 🌸

How to Dabble?

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you dive into marble painting with your kids, make sure you have the following supplies ready:

  1. Marbles: You'll need a few marbles, which will serve as your paintbrushes. (For younger kids , you can use bigger sized marbles or balls too)
  1. Shallow Container: A shallow tray or a disposable container is perfect for holding the paper and marbles.
  1. Finger Paint for Babies/Toddlers: Opt for baby-safe, non-toxic finger paint like Dabble's Toxin Free Finger Paints for kids 
  1. Paper: Dabble’s art roll or water colour paper works best for absorbing the paint.

Step 2: Pour the Paint

Squeeze small dollops of different coloured finger paint onto the paper within the shallow container. 

Step 3: Add the Marbles

Place the marbles in the container on top of the paint dollops.

Step 4: Get the marbles rolling!!

Now, it's time for the fun part! Let your child gently tilt and tip the container, causing the marbles to roll through the paint, creating beautiful patterns on the paper. They will want to keep doing it over and over again , let them ❣️

Step 5: Experiment and Create

Encourage your child to experiment with different angles and movements to see how it affects the patterns. They can tilt the container in various directions, roll the marbles in circles, or even gently shake it for a unique effect.

Step 6: Let It Dry

Once your child is satisfied with their masterpiece, carefully remove the marbles and set the paper aside to dry. This may take a few hours, depending on the thickness of the paint.

Benefits of Marble Painting for Kids:

  1. Fine Motor Skills: Marble painting helps children develop fine motor skills as they manipulate the marbles and container.
  1. Creativity: It encourages and fosters creativity and self-expression as kids explore different ways to create patterns.
  1. Sensory Exploration: The tactile experience of rolling marbles through paint engages the senses and enhances sensory development.
  1. Colour Mixing: Children can learn about colour mixing as they observe how different paint colours blend together.
  1. Low Mess and low prep: Marble painting is relatively mess-free, making it suitable for young children. This activity takes barely any time to set up and is a highly engaging activity! 
  1. Safe and Non-Toxic: Using baby-safe and non-toxic paints from Dabble Playart ensures the activity is safe for little ones.

Click HERE to watch this FUN Marbled painting video by Reyaansh (Dabbler champ) and Ankita (Dabble mom) 

Watch out other Dabber indulging in art with marbles HERE 


Marble painting is not just fun – it's a creative powerhouse for your little ones. By following these simple steps and choosing baby-safe, non-toxic paints, you're not just providing a safe creative outlet; you're opening up a world of possibilities.

Marble painting isn't just about making pretty pictures. It's about nurturing those fine motor skills, taking a wild ride through sensory exploration, and sparking boundless creativity – all while having an absolute blast. It's the kind of activity that kids will beg to do over and over again.

Imagine your child's face lighting up as they watch those marbles roll through the paint, creating beautiful, abstract masterpieces. It's a gallery-worthy adventure right in your home!

So, go on, gather your supplies, set up that colorful workspace, and unleash your child's imagination. Dive into the world of marble painting and revel in the joyful moments spent together. It's more than art; it's a journey filled with laughter, discovery, and dazzling creations. Enjoy every colorful moment of this adventure!