For several months I have been on the lookout for one of those neat spin art sets but both Chris and I have yet to come across one that seemed worth the money. But knowing my sons, especially my paint lover Levi I knew that they would love to try spin art. So I got a little creative and bought a cheap salad spinner, cut some heavy paper into circles to fit in the bottom of the basket and got out our poster paints. We went to town it was so much fun and it worked really well!
As soon as I told Levi we were doing a paint project this morning he was racing around the house collecting all the supplies for me. He could not contain himself and Simon was quite excited about it too. We started by doing little dots of paint and layering each time taking turns spinning the salad spinner as fast as we could. Honestly I was even really excited to see what would happen.
It was so simple and so much fun! About halfway through I got smart and put the salad spinner on a rimmed cookie sheet to catch the excess paint flowing out of the bottom. It made for much easier clean up in the end.
We will be doing this again very soon I know it! If you have a salad spinner and paint I am telling you this is a fun summer activity that your kids will go crazy for (and you too :))!
Now my mind is spinning with ideas on how to use our colorful finished product!