Painting with Pebbles

Painting with Pebbles


  • Small pebbles or marbles
  • Paint
  • Shoe box or oatmeal container
  • Plastic spoons
  • Meat trays for the paint

Place a piece of paper into a shoe box letting it go up the sides. If you are using oatmeal containers, place paper inside the container. Add paint to the meat trays and roll the pebbles in the paint. Spoon out the pebbles one or two at a time and add them to the shoe box. Shake the shoe box and let the pebbles do the painting.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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Category: Crafts

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
1.2, 6.1, 7.3, 8.2, 13.1, 14.3

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