Paper Plate Spin Art

Paper plate spin art is a fun process art technique that creates some really interesting prints!

Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

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There are special toys for making spin art, or you could even use a salad spinner, but it turns out that a paper plate, paper, and paint are all you need. We first tried this activity nearly three years ago when my son was only 2.5 years old Рso it works well for a range of ages. He loved it as much now as he did back then!

Pour some paint onto the BACK of a paper plate. Two or three colours work best, but try experimenting! We use acrylic paint – I think something thicker is what you want for this project.Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

Flip the plate over¬†onto some paper, and twist the plate around. The plates don’t have to spin all the way around – just a swivel action back and forth will create some interesting prints.
Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

Then peel off the plate!Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

The twisting makes the paint merge in a really interesting way. We just had to do more!Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

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Paper Plate Spin Art - a fun painting activity for kids!

This would be a super fun technique for mixing primary colours into secondary! Oh! And do you see that last picture? Doesn’t it look a bit like the Earth? That’s exactly what F and I thought – so we went on to make…
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