My son loves art that is active! He likes his creative projects to include shaking or rolling or squishing. Here’s a fun idea that uses spinning.
I have seen spin art created in a salad spinner on several blogs, including Let’s Explore and The Artful Parent. I thought it was high time I stole borrowed the idea for myself. I had been stalling because I would either have to sacrifice my salad spinner or go pick up a new one. Since I realized I would never do it unless I made the sacrifice, that was what I did. Fortunately, they are only 7 bucks at IKEA.I highly recommend using WASHABLE paint for any indoor art projects, esp. when you must do art in your tiny apartment. It’s not the clothes, but the furniture that I think about.It was a challenge to get Kiddo not to empty the whole bottle of paint in one go.We discovered that making swirls and various blobs of paint made for a more interesting result that one big, gigantic blob.The spinning part was really entertaining.We used regular art paper, but I think that thicker card stock might be better. Or paper plates cut to size. Our paper sometimes folded in on itself during the spinning process. It didn’t affect the beauty of the product or the process, though.Both Kiddo and Mom say, “OOooooooo!”We will be doing this again.
Check out more indoor art projects great for active kids:
- Shaken container painting
- Painting with Marbles
- Painting with Magnets
- Large Scale Cityscape Sponge Painting