Who does not love the psychedelic patterns that spin art creates. Plus spin art machines are really easy to find at thrift stores, we actually just bought a second one today for $1.99. I love that! The kids are often found cuddled on the kitchen floor over the spin art machine creating wonderful patterns. It is mesmerizing to watch and each one turns out differently.
This weekend was Annika’s art party and one of the stations that she asked for was spin art. This is a really easy station to do in a large group. This time we used tempera paint that was spooned directly onto the spinning machine. However, squeeze bottles filled with paint is sometimes easier for little hands. The kids loved watching the colors swirl. You can also use a salad spinner, but in my experience they usually cost the same at thrift stores. Even my 2 year old daycare kiddos can operate the spin art machine with very little help. I love that.
There are so many fun ways to use the spin art machine. We have used all different paints including craft acrylics, house paint water colors and tempera paint. They all work great. We have also used markers, glitter, and glitter glue all with fantastic results. Since it is so quick and easy the stacks of wonderful pieces of art work pile up quickly. They make the perfect birthday card, or front of a homemade note pad.