This craft was meant to be. We’ve wanted to have a go at spinning art for a while, so last week I went out to try and buy a salad spinner. As we were intending to get it covered in paint I didn’t want to spend a fortune on one but in any case fate intervened. As I walked passed a charity shop, guess what I spied on the shelf inside? One salad spinner! Sold.
Salad Spinner Painting.
You will need: a salad spinner, paper plates or circles of paper/card to fit in the spinner, runny paint, glitter is optional
You can use one big circle of card which fills the whole of the base of the spinner, or you can put several smaller circles of card in the base and put paint on each one. These smaller ones are good if you’re making gift tags.
1. Check if your salad spinner has drainage holes in the botton and if it does, sit it on a plate or tray to catch any paint.
2. Place your paper plate or circle of paper / card in the bottom of the salad spinner basket. It’s a good idea to hold it in place with a piece of Bluetac.
3. Put some blobs of the runny paint on the plate / paper / card.
4. Replace the lid of the spinner and get spinning.
This spinning technique is also great for trying out colour mixing – add a blob of blue and yellow and spin to make shades of green.
You could make a fantastic mobile from your paper plates, or turn them into planets to make a space scene.
Have you tried salad spinner painting? How did you use your designs?