Tuesday, May 25, 2010

You Did What With Your Salad Spinner?!!

I am sure that is the question that you will be asking me in just a few moments.  I had seen it on several blogs and on a craft website somewhere.  I thought I would try it some day.  Well, some day was Friday and  the kids LOVED it!  What is IT you ask?  Salad Spinner Art of course. 

I remember when I was a kid having one of those spin art machines, which I loved BTW, but I guess in today's economy moms have been getting more creative.  The next best thing would be a salad spinner.  Here is what we did....

First you take a piece of card stock, your salad spinner and a pencil. 
Trace around the base of the inside piece or colander.  

Next, you are going to cut it out in a circle so that it will fit snugly in the bottom of the salad spinner. 
I did try to use a rectangular piece but it didn't work out so well. 

I did a trial run the night before I let the kids do it, and I found that if you are using acrylic craft paint it works best to water it down just a bit. 

You take drops of paint and go for it.

So that it looks kinda like this.

Or this.

Or maybe even like this one.

Then you spin, spin, spin!

I had the kids wait for it to stop spinning on it's own.

Last, check out you new creation! We are going to make a mobile out of ours for the playroom.

WARNING: Just to let you know, this can be a little messy.  Buts it's LOTS OF FUN!

For other great tutorials, check out Smockity Frock's Tutorial Tuesday.  While your there you can congratulate her on her adorable new baby girl!


Smockity Frocks said...

EXTREMELY cool! I love this idea!

Thanks for participating in my Tutorial Tuesday link up. I hope you'll add a link so your readers can enjoy the other tutorials.

Nikki said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! Now I wish I had a salad spinner! I'll keep my eyes open at yard sales this summer!


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