Salad Spinner Painting
A salad spinner can do more than just toss your greens—it's a great tool to use when painting with your preschooler! In this activity, use a salad spinner to create cool designs with paint and paper. This kind of painting is easy to do and can put a new "spin" on your child's old art routine.
Just be sure to have soapy water in a bucket ready for quick hand washing-- this project can be messy!
What You Need:
- Plastic salad spinner with lid
- Liquid tempera paints in cups
- Spoons for each paint color
- Optional: Glitter or confetti
What You Do:
- Be sure to lay down newspaper on the painting surface. You should also prepare a drying area such as some newspaper on the floor near the project.
- Cut paper to fit into the bottom of the salad spinner.
- Place paper in the spinner.
- Drip paint onto the paper with the spoon. Use more than one color if desired.
- Snap the lid on the spinner and spin with the handle. Younger children may need help spinning.
- Open and add glitter or confetti as desired.
When the paint dries, your child will have a salad-spinner masterpiece! For variation, think of other spinning paint ideas, such as an old record player or a lazy Susan. Experiment with paint, felt pens, and crayons for different effects.