Salad Spinner Paint Art Activity

Salad Spinner Paint Art: I had seen the idea on Pinterest and had been wanting to give it a try. We finally did, and it was so much fun!

Salad Spinner Paint Art by This Little Home of Mine

Salad Spinner Paint Art

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Optional: Activity Trays – The ones pictured in this post are from IKEA, and they are perfect for containing creative messes.

Getting Started:

To prep this activity, I cut out the centers of a handful of paper plates – but any thick paper or cardstock type material would work well, too!

My kids were so excited when I told them we were going to put paint on the plates, drop them down in the salad spinner, and SPIN, SPIN, SPIN to create fun designs with our paint.

Salad Spinner Paint Art by This Little Home of Mine

After each kiddo had taken a turn, Daddy showed them how they could use a toothpick to create a bit of a design in the paint BEFORE placing their plate in the salad spinner,

Salad Spinner Paint Art by This Little Home of Mine

and it was fun to see even more variety in the creations after that!

Salad Spinner Paint Art by This Little Home of Mine

Using the toothpick to thin out blobs of paint seemed to be a great technique to use with this activity.

Salad Spinner Paint Art by This Little Home of Mine

Then we used some of our extra supplies to paint leaves, acorns, and a few other items we had found on a recent Nature Walk.

As you can see, we used a variety of fall colors for this Salad Spinner Paint Art Activity, but we are excited to try this again at Christmastime – using red, green, and white paint! We might even toss wooden or clay ornaments down in the salad spinner and “paint” them using this fun idea! Each year, we like to decorate ornaments and gift them to the grandmas, so this might be a fun way to do that this year. Looking forward to trying it!

Around here, we like to do all kinds of things with paint. We’ve even used Hot Wheels Cars as paintbrushes! Ever tried that? Check out how it works!

Painting with Hot Wheels Cars by This Little Home of Mine

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  1. Ok, this idea is brilliant! I can’t wait to do this with my little grand kids. Although, I have a teen that might enjoy it too. lol

    1. says:

      haha! I hear ya! You’ll have to let me know what they think – My husband and I thought it was fun, too! lol!

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