Friday, April 27, 2012

Spin Art- A Project for All Ages!

Who doesn't love Pinterest... but how many times do we pin something that "OMG! I HAVE TO DO THIS!" Yet it just sits, forgotten on our board? Kinda reminds me of the digital camera commercial where all the "pictures" are standing around all forgotten, until there's no more room and some get deleted because they were never downloaded. :( Poor pictures...

I digress. OKAY- so I saw a bunch of pins for using a salad spinner to create art. And wouldn't you know it, we have a bagel slicer (never used, because bagels are apparently pre-sliced), a garlic roaster (never used), and a whole bunch of other discarded items in our kitchen, yet NO salad spinner. Come to find out, these suckers are $25!! No thanks. So, we made a HUGE trip to Goodwill to donate- seriously, couch, office chair, toys, weights, crap-ola galore- and wandered in to look for a salad spinner. 2 BUCKS BABY!! :) That's my kinda deal!

So, we set out to spin our way to art! First you need supplies:

  1. Salad Spinner
  2. Paint (we use washable)
  3. Paper (we used index sized paper, because we have envelopes they fit in for mailing!)
  4. And cute kids of course!! 

Then, you insert le paper into le spinner and drop paint wherever you want!

Replace lid on top (for spinning action) and spin!! Be careful though, sometimes the handle pops off and children fear the spinner is broken forever!

Once you are done spinning, just pop the top off and CAREFULLY remove the paper! I suggest having something to lay all your creations on... we laid out some paper towels.

Finally... admire your work!!

This was SUCH a fun project- quick, easy, not a lot of mess; unless your paint is clogged like ours and you don't think to use a toothpick to poke it until after you attempt to remove the crusties with your nails. Sigh.

We'll be mailing our creations out, but I think they would be fun to put into frames. :)


  1. How cute is this Krystle I am going to try this. PS Love you blog

    1. Awesome Karlee!! And thank you- I love sharing our projects! :)