Spin Art Stars

With a few dabs of paint and a little elbow grease, you can transform ordinary shapes into something spectacular!  Spin Art!  So clever!


  • kid-friendly craft paint
  • salad spinner
  • desired shapes cut out of card stock (our kids used stars to celebrate a Tie-Dye 4th of July.  The stars were made out of old invitations and cards – go green!)

Place shape in the bottom of salad spinner.  Put basket insert over the shape.  Drop or squirt paint onto the basket liner.  If your paint is thick, you may want to thin it a bit with water. 

Attach the salad spinner lid and spin away. 

Our kids did this craft themselves, so the “spun” look got a bit messy, but the end result was still very pretty and they had a ball.  This is traditionally a minimal mess craft, but 3 year old boys tend to make everything messy.  The less you handle the shapes after spinning, the more likely they are to keep the “spun” look.  We didn’t care about that – we were in it for the FUN!See how we used these stars in our Tye-Dye 4th of July Garland



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