Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spin Art with paper plate, cd and a lid...

This activity was inspired  by Teach Preschool. Check out their Paper plate spin art post here.  I was sooo inspired by the idea, wanted to try it right away!! I did not have those paper plates, I could have bought them at dollar store. But I am the sorts who try to do with things at hand and I am glad we did as we ended up trying a couple of different things!!! Oooh so many possibilties....

To begin with squirt some paint on a plate(party left over). We used crayola finger paintsto begin with....
Then flip it over on a sheet of paper and then turn the plate with your hand a few times....

Lift the plate up... ooohing and aahing as the art is revealed :)
 And you have a beautiful spin art without a spinner! This is double fun as you get two artwork each time, one on the plate and other the paper!
 End result... (looks to me like coral reefs)
 After making a couple more of these, putti was ready to try another thing to turn..... a CD !!
 Love these...
And then finally we tried the lid of whipped topping (any lid that's sort of clear works)...
This really excited putti a lot as she could see the colors mixing which was cool !!!
Next with the same lid(just wipe the lid with a baby wipe and you are ready to try again with new colors) we used crayola washable kids paints
 She wanted to do more and more... We already had many papers, so instead of giving her more paper I gave her a big poster board to paint and she loved turning and twisting the lid to make wonderful spin art!!
And this is how we added paints using a paint brush....since the washable paints are in bottles
And the grand end picture !!!
I love the results so much and putti loved the process, I might repeat this on a big canvas maybe with acrylic paints. Also check out this post at The Chocolate Muffin Tree, where they made it into a color mixing activity!!
Follow us via our Facebook page to receive updates on all the fun ideas we share!
You can also follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, or subscribe via RSS.
Linking to all places mentioned here
Pin It Now!


I love it - isn't that finger paint wonderful?

This looks like so much fun!!! Great job :)

This is soo cool!
MaYa loves getting messy with fingerpainting, so this one is for us!

Its beautiful. I will try it with my daughter!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

WOW ! These are great! Love the idea of using clear lids so you can see the paint spreading around! Great minds think alike! You have some beautiful work here! Stunning!

@Deborah (Teach Preschool) Yes love it! She just loves to mix colors and play with it on a cookie sheet:)

@MichelleThank you! She did have lots of fun and we made more the next day(future post)..

@Alone in Holy LandI am sure she will enjoy it!! Do share pics/ur post..thanks

@Dr Sonia S V Thank you! Cant wait to see how ur artist daughter enjoys this..

Btw I am from 'namma bengaluru' too, been there since birth :)

@Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree Thanks! Being able to 'see' the magic matters a lot.. ur words that helped me decide on the spin machine vs salad spinner:)
I wanted to tell you abt this post when I saw urs, but We have had couple coincidences already right:)

This is so great, Roopa. I just love all of the circular experiments: plate, cd, clear lid. Very inspiring -- and now we need to jump on this bandwagon!!

@ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ/Putti Amma

You are so right! I should take my own advice! We will need to try this with clear lids! DId you buy a spin art machine? Can't wait to see your creations if you did !

This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the idea!

Oh how fun! Haven't got a spinner so these are great ...and we do have some those "free cds" knocking about, this would be perfect and my son would love it!

Thanks, as always, for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! You are fabulous!


Another great art project! Thanks for linking up at Fun for Kids Friday. I look forward to seeing what you have done each week!

Jo @ SmileMonsters

We have the actual spin art that my daughter loves! I love this technique!

I am having a bog giveaway. $30 store credit to get a super hero cape from pip and Bean! Check it out!

Fantastic, this is going on my to-do list! Thanks!

@rachelle | tinkerlabLoved them all, but the clear lid was a BIG hit!! Thanks

@Katey Magill Thanks, Im sure ur kids will like it too...

@JustineThank you! Im sure your kiddo will love this.. cant wait to see urs:)

@RedTedArtWe are yet to get a spinner too, so thanks to 'teach preschool' for coming up with this idea!

@radn@HouseonAshwelllaneWe will be getting the spin art machine hopefully soon. My daughter loved it when she tried at a carnival :) Will check ur give away

I LOVE this!!! We will be doing this for sure!!! Thank you for sharing:)

I just posted a link on my blog to your post. This looks like fun without too many steps!

@Annie Moffatt Thank you! Hope your kids love it too, please do share ur experience with us!

@Zombiemommy Thank you for sharing it on your blog. I too love simple art ideas:)

Oh, I really like the long paper you used for this. The repetition is very nice.

This is beautiful! What another wonderful idea! I am sharing this post with my Facebook friends. Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars! As always, I love seeing what you have to share each week. Can't wait to see what you have to share at our next party!

This turned out amazing! You're really pushing spin art further! :)

You are having too much fun with spin art! - I want to play too!

Thank you for linking up to the Sunday Showcase - hope to see more at tomorrow night's linky party!


great project! thanks so much for sharing this and your other projects on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Thank you friends for all comments and compliments!! We had fun making these.

This is beautiful! We will be trying this activity out very soon and sharing it on our blog.


@Ma Coccinelle Classroom Thanks, glad you liked them! Hope ur kids like the activity too:)

U've won.


If you know about paper plate machine then .I'm Suggest your comments and Paper plate machine is best machine for paper plate production within few minutes so if you have more information about this machine and other related machine then i suggest visit this site .
Paper plate machine

Welcome to a new Linky Party for Kid-Focused Bloggers. Monday Kid Corner is a place to share your kid-friendly activities and crafts. Please join us at www.mondaykidcorner.blogspot.com. See you there!

Thanx for the super idea..just want to know it clear..how do u twist d papper plate? do u tturn the plate or the papper?

Thanx for the super idea...want to clarify re turning the cd?papper plate..do u turn the cd or the papper?

Post a Comment