About a year ago, while visiting our good friends in Westchester, my kids got to play with a Spin Art Machine - and have been coveting one ever since. I kind of felt bad this whole time, but I kept forgetting they'd wanted one. If I would have seen one in a store I'm sure I would have picked one up, but since Shoprite does not sell Spin Art Machines, being in a store that sells these babies was highly unlikely.
And then today, on Yet Another Snow Day, I vaguely remembered that my sister-in-law had once used her salad spinner as a spin art machine at my niece's carnival themed birthday party. My memory of how it actually worked was a little hazy - it was years ago, I was pregnant, and the salad spinner was not anwhere near the food table. I called my sister-in-law and got her answering machine, so I figured we'd just go for it. And we did. And we had so much fun.
First we traced the bottom of the salad spinner onto paper and cut out a gazillion circles so we could make a gazillion spun paintings.
That was the hard part.
Then we just put the paper in, took turns squeezing the (washable) paint and turning the salad spinner handle, and yahoo, spin art. Tons and tons of spin art.
Then we played twister.
And it's supposed to snow another 8-12 inches tonight.
Good times. Good times.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)