EC got a spin art set for his birthday a few months ago and today we decided to get it out and play with it. Well actually we got it out and made our own homemade version of one as well. EC wasn’t actually here to play with it, but I used it with YC and one of her friends and both the set and the homemade one were a major success.

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You will need:

  • A spin art set – there are many different brands on

Homemade Spin art:

  • Lettuce dryer
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Water
  • Spoon/pipette

If you are using the set you simply set it up according to the instructions.

Spin art

For a homemade one you will need to cut your paper out so that it will fit inside your lettuce dryer.

Place your cut out paper inside and drip paint over it. Then place the lid back on and use the handle to spin.

Spin art

When your paper has stopped spinning, open it up and have a look. We found that if you added more paint after the first spin you got some really interesting pieces of art.


The homemade set and the kit both produced completely different types of painting, but they both turned out really nicely. YC liked using both of them, whereas her friend preferred using the homemade one.


YC and her friend working away

Art work from the kit.

Art work from the kit.

From our homemade spin art kit.

From our homemade spin art kit.

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Using a lettuce dryer to make some beautiful pieces of spin art. Art activity for children.