Easy toddler project: Marbled Glass

This project must be done under adult supervision.


  • Glass cups
  • Finger nail polish
  • A bowl of room temperature water

Simple household items, this project shouldn’t cost a penny. At least mine did not!

This post was inspired by many pins on pinterest. It was something I wanted to try myself. And my 4 year old daughter happened to smell the finger nail polish and came running.

“Mommy what are you doing?”

Then the boys followed, so it ended up a group project. It was fun and they just thought it was the coolest thing.

It is no different than marbling your nails and you can do it on any surface with the correct paint. However for glass I think nail polish has the best results.

Here are the steps that we took: 

  1. Wash the glass with dawn dish soap and dry with a cotton free towel or let air dry.
  2. Get a deep glass bowl and fill it with room temperature water. (Please note if you use a plastic bowl it does not come off, it seeps into the cracks.)
  3. Next drip the Polish in the water at a distance because if you get too close or it comes out to fast the Polish sinks. You only want to hit the surface. The polish will spread out and you can use a tooth pick to mix it.
  4. Next dip the glass at an angle or straight it if you like, slowly pull it back out and let air dry. We did sides and bottom and let the dry upside down for a few hours.

And your done, you have beautiful marbled glasses. And very entertained toddlers.


If you mess up nail polish remover takes it right off.

If you want to make it permanent just use a glass seal spray over it.

Now go create with your young ones and remember nail polish has a strong Oder and can harm your toddlers lungs so make sure your in a very airy room or outside and don’t have a lot of polish open at once. Safety with your young ones is extremely important. 


Author: Gruada Creations

Hello We are the Gruada Sisters, we love to create new and exciting things. I (Gruada Mom) love taking pride in my new creations like a fairy garden I did with my daughter or a race track I built with my boys. I (Gruada Sister) love creating new things with them as well, I do not have children of my own so I spoil and create with my niece and nephew. We have two lives but one love... a love to create, learn and teach. The children are our inspiration to live happily and freely. Follow Gruada Creations on our new journey of creating fun and wild crafts, DIY Projects, toddler learning & daycare advice, interior and exterior design, Gardening, Fitness & Health and Travel. Never have fear of being different and standing out! Take it one day at a time and create art freely. Join our email list to receive monthly newsletters and all our most recent blog posts.

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