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 – so 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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