Don't lose your precious marbles...yet!

With a little imagination, you can put your marbles to good use and make interesting things. Here are a few ideas.

Pen holder

Things you will need: Thick cardboard, marbles, strong glue, acrylic paints, scissors.

Method: Cut out a circle of about 7 cm in diameter from the cardboard and paint it in a bright colour, using acrylic paint. Leave it to dry. When it has dried thoroughly, stick the marbles on the edge of the circle using glue, thus forming a circle of marbles. Leave it to dry . Make another circle of marbles on top of the first one. In the second circle, place the marbles in the gap between the two marbles, so that they fit well. Leave each circle of marbles to dry properly before you start work on the next circle. Make 5-6 such circles, one on top of the other. Ensure that one circle of marbles is dry before you start fixing the next one. Your beautiful pen holder is now ready for use.

Paper weight

Things you will need: Thick cardboard, marbles, strong glue, acrylic paints, scissors.

Method: Cut out a square of side 6cm from the cardboard and paint it with your favourite colour using acrylic paint. Leave it to dry. Then stick 16 marbles (4 rows of 4 marbles each) on top of the cardboard, so that the cardboard is fully covered. When this layer of marbles is completely dry, make another layer by sticking 9 marbles (3 rows of 3 marbles each) over it, by placing the marbles in the gaps of the first layer. Leave it to dry and make a third layer using 4 marbles (2 rows of 2 marbles each). Finally, place 1 marble on top to complete the pyramid. When dry, your paper weight is ready for use.

More fun things you can do with marbles:

* Fill a transparent glass or plastic vase with marbles and use it to place artificial flowers.
* Put marbles in the pots of your indoor plants to cover the mud.
* Line the base of your fish tank or fish bowl with rows of colourful marbles.
* Learn the art of playing marbles — it’s fun!

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