Make Colorful Turntable Art
In the age of CDs and MP3s, you probably think that the old record player in your attic is pretty useless. But think again! Did you know you could use an old record player to create beautiful, funky works of art? Place paper on the turntable, turn it on, and drop paint onto the paper to make an explosion of color! This creative project is a great way for your preschooler to experiment with color and movement.
What You Need:
- Old record player
- Cardboard circle
- Tempera paint
- Turkey baster
- Paper plates
What to Do:
- Purchase an old record player from a flea market or garage sale. Remove the needle arm.
- Cut out a cardboard circle about one inch larger in diameter than the turntable.
- Push the cardboard circle onto the turntable center post, making sure that the post shows through the hole in the cardboard.
- Cut pieces of paper the same size as the cardboard circle.
- Pour a couple different colors of paint onto a paper plate.
- Place a piece of paper on the post, press down, and switch on the turntable.
- Use the turkey baster to suck up some paint and then drop it onto the rotating paper. (Note: Watering down the paint beforehand can make this step a little easier.) Experiment by moving your hand in circular, swirling, and jagged lines as you drop the paint.
- Set the painting aside to dry, then make some more! Hang the pieces around the house to add some color to your home!