Saturday, May 5, 2012

Salad Spinner Painting

We tried out some salad spinner painting today. Very simple activity. Place a paper plate or circle of paper/card in the bottom of the spinner, squirt some paint on top, then close it up and spin. Perfect for my 2.5 year old, who was able to do the entire activity on her own.

At first, I thought we didn't have any paper plates on hand, so Meg used some scraps of paper while I searched.

They worked fine, but the paper curled and buckled, as one would expect, under the heavy tempera paint.

When I finally unearthed some plates, they were too big, so I cut them down a bit. That worked splendidly.

We had to move the activity indoors thanks to some aggressive wasps out today, but Margaret was able to make some beautiful art anyway. She had access to 11 different colors, but she preferred to stick with green, blue, yellow, and red - always in that order - on every plate. They turned out lovely, don't you think?

By the way, our hanging art dryer is from Ikea. It's meant to dry clothes, but we love it for wet artwork. We usually hang it off the middle of our outdoor canopy on a hook that I believe is there to hang a potted plant from.


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