I was looking for another way to use that huge roll of paper I still have sitting in my garage. I came across this way to do spin art without a spinner on Putti Prapancha's site. She used paper plates, cd's, and clear lids. Not having paper plates or mucky cd's in the house at the time, we used some clear lids and small paper cups to do our art. I laid out a generously sized piece of table paper, pulled out my Crayola washable kids paint and some brushes and let the fun begin.
Maisy started with three colors and dotted her lid like so...
Then she turned the lid over and gently turned it. Part of the fun was being able to see the paint swirl together right through the lid.
Then Maisy went to town with some other colors, for some reason she really wanted to use brown.
Lou getting ready to spin her paint.
The view from the top of the lid before the "reveal".
Voile! Every time the result was different and new.
Then Lou decided to see what would happen if she made designs on the lid with the paint and then try to spin it. Well, it looked something like the piece you see to the right...
Mina definitely loves the feel of holding a paint brush. Even at age 2 she was able to do this and have a great time seeing what the result would be each time.
Mina really loved to paint the little cups - not to spin, but just for fun.
The end result: 3 very happy little artists. I was able to cut the large sheet of paper up into 3 smaller sections so each girl would have their own unique piece of artwork on their bedroom wall.