Salad Spinner Painting

Salad Spinner Painting

Posted 2013-03-15 by Oxford Explorerfollow
The salad spinner drags the paint out from the centre


The centrifugal force of a salad spinner is an unusual way to create interesting artwork. You could make your design on a simple circle or try making eggs like we did for Easter. Talk through the process with your child and see their amazement when they open the spinner back up.

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
  • Salad spinner
  • Non toxic paint
  • Water
  • Paper
  • Scissors

  • Method
  • Cut a piece of paper any shape you want that will fit in the salad spinner. We cut our paper to look like an egg.
  • Place the paper on the bottom of the salad spinner.



  • Squirt on a few splodges of paint.

  • Add a little paint, you can choose more than one colour if you want


  • Put the lid on the salad spinner and get spinning.

  • spin spin spin


  • Open up the spinner to see how the paint has been dragged out across the paper.

  • You might need to experiment with the thickness of your paint


    On our first attempt the paint was too thick so we watered it down and tried again. The next time was too watery but a bit like Goldilocks, it was just right the third time. The spinning is just as much fun as the end result for a playful pre schooler.

    We stuck the egg onto a card to make an Easter greeting card


    Categories
    #under_5s
    #easy
    #paint
    #science
    #easter
    #egg
    #greeting_card

    %mykidcraft
    237809 - 2023-07-18 02:05:23

    Tags

    Easy
    5_to_10s
    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
    Greeting_card
    Decoration
    Fun_food
    Easter
    Animals
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