Charlotte and I made a few of these Thanksgiving marble paintings to send to her west coast family members.* Since they only get to see her a few times a year in person (though more over Skype), I try to keep them feeling not as far away by sending art projects around the various holidays.
I printed and cut out the letters to spell "thanks," lightly glued them to the cardstock with a glue stick, put the paper into a shipping box and we were off. Once the marbles were dipped in the paint and inside the box, we taped it up and shook, shook, shook.
Let it dry, peel off the letters, punch some holes, tie the ribbon and voila. One Thanksgiving picture to hang on the fridge, the wall, a door knob, etc.
It was a great 2 year old project - I was able to prepare plenty of it ahead of time and just leave the fun stuff to her. After we did two of them, she hit her limit, but that was fine because two were all we needed.
* Apologies for the poor photo quality, I snapped this picture with my cell phone and forgot to get a better picture with the camera before I packed them up for shipping.
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