Spin Art

I took out the salad spinner today to have some fun with paint.   Both of my kids loved this craft so much, it ended up being a good lesson on patience as they both eagerly waited for it to be their turn again and again.



  • Salad Spinner
  • Acrylic Paint – in various colors
  • Thick Paper – such as construction paper
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Scissors
  • Jelly Roll Pan or any baking sheet




Step 1:  Place the salad spinner basket on a sheet of paper and trace around the bottom of it.  Stack multiple papers together and cut them out at the same time.

Step 2:  Place your salad spinner on top of a baking sheet to contain the paint.  Then place one of the circles that you cut out inside the salad spinner.

These are the acrylic paints we used.

Step 3:  Grab the paint and start letting your kids squirt away.

My 2-year old needed to be shown how to dab small drops of paint onto the paper.  Initially she squirted huge globs of paint…but she quickly learned how to spread it out.

Step 4:  Put the lid on and spin.

Samples of our fun creations!

Mess contained = Easy clean-up = Happy mom!