Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Orange & Black Art - spin baby spin

We love the themes Mommies Wise Little Bookworm suggests for Open Ended Art and have been participating every week.

This week was Orange and Black. Turbo loves the salad spinner. It's on a shelf where he can reach since he plays with it often. Last week Mommies Wise Little Bookworm used a salad spinner to make their art. As soon as I saw it - I knew Turbo would be thrilled. Understatement! He had such a great time.

I love the way these turned out. We're going to start adding his art to a wall in his room. I haven't put anything up on this wall yet and these are perfect!!

Anyone have a cute idea on how to hang them??

Put a plate in the spinner, squeeze paint





Inspect




Spin! - his favorite part! He took great joy in spinning as fast as possible and peeking in the top holes to see the colors SWIRL!



He asked for more colors so we pulled out red and blue also. We'll be using this technique a lot! I think you can teach layering, color blending and more through this. Who knew a salad spinner is a teaching toy?!?



I love them! Next time, I'll consider cutting some construction paper to fit the spinner. It will be nice to have a background color on some of them. I will absolutely have Turbo use an eye-dropper to place the paint. It will give him a lot more control over paint location and will help reduce waste a bit.

12 comments:

Zonnah said...

The eye dropper is a really good idea!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I LOVE his plates great job! isn't the salad spinner so much fun!

Susana said...

These are awesome! I've been wanting to try the spinner too. LOVE yours!

SANDRA said...

Wow they look great. I am wishing we had a salad spinner.

whisperingwhispers said...

Now I am going to have to drag my salad spinner out! This looks like fun. The plates look so great! I think I would get a oblong picture frame that would be just wide enough and long enough to evenly place the plates in to hang on the wall! These deserve to be displayed!

Dancing Beagle said...

You could also use scrapbooking paper as the background as they have LOTS of designs that could fit whatever theme you are going for... The paint spinner was one of my favorite carnival games so this brought back good memories. You definitely need fancy frames!

Donette said...

I am definitely putting a salad spinner on the shopping list end od the month! Looks like HE had fun

BranFlakes said...

I have been dying to go get a salad spinner just for art projects!

Rebecca said...

These came out so cool! I want a salad spinner after seeing this, lol!

Raising a Happy Child said...

How fun. Now I am considering getting a salad spinner too. Maybe I'll find one at a garage sale eventually.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Looks like he had so much fun! We did spin art a few months ago, but with a lazy susan. It's always a great hit!!

Adriana said...

I have always wanted to try this will D but I have never got around to it. Looks like so much fun!