How to Make an Easy Basketball Marble Painting for Kids

basketball marble painting for Black History Month, Kids crafts

This easy basketball marble painting is a fun and easy art project that you can make with your kids to celebrate Black History Month. Young basketball fans will enjoy this activity while also learning about important trailblazing Black Americans in basketball. This craft was inspired by Sheryl Swoopes, the first player to sign with the Women’s National Basketball Association. I was also inspired by Earl Llyod, the first African American to play in an NBA game on Oct. 31, 1950 and Bill Russell, the first African American to win MVP in the NBA. Scroll down to download the FREE basketball template.

basketball marble painting for Black History Month, Kids crafts

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Supplies for Basketball Marble Painting

Directions

  1. First, download and print the basketball template. It’s available for FREE in the supplies section. The PDF file includes a large basketball outline for kids to paint.
  2. Next, tape the basketball template inside of a recycled box or plastic bin.
  3. Add a few drops of orange paint inside of the container with the basketball template.
  4. Let your child drop a few marbles inside of the container. If they are under the age of three, make sure you handle the marbles due to it being a choking hazard.
  5. Now it’s time to have fun! Tilt the container to move the marbles around to paint the paper. Make sure you cover the basketball with as much paint as possible.
  6. Once your child is finished, carefully remove the basketball template then set it aside to dry.
  7. Finally, use scissors to cut out the basketball. You can hang up the basketball marble painting around the house or make multiple to create a garland.

Watch the video below to see how I made this easy basketball marble painting to celebrate Black History Month. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

You can find these cool books about basketball on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

Learn about Black History Month with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

Watch the video below to learn about Tampa’s Black History. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

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