Babies and Toddlers · DIY Projects

Salad Spinner Art

Alright, by show of hands, how many of you put a salad spinner on their wedding registry, got said salad spinner as a gift, and have never once used said salad spinner…So it’s not just me, huh? (Maybe the real question is: is there anyone who actually uses the salad spinner?)

Well dust it off – or take it out of the sealed box – and grab some paints. Because today I have a super easy and cute project that you can do with your kiddos. There may be some affiliate links in this post. You can see my full disclosure here


Do you remember Spin Art when you were a kid? It was a little battery powered tray that spun a piece of paper, and you dripped paint on to make crazy patterns. The salad spinner is just a kid powered version that you likely have right in your cupboard.

All you do is just put a piece of card stock or a paper plate in the bottom of the spinner, add a few drops of paint, and spin! (Reagan took the first instruction to put the paint in a little too literal…haha) Carefully take the paper out and let it dry, and you can use them as artwork, greeting cards, or gift tags. Have fun!!


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Some things we learned during this project: smaller dots of paint work best, and paints that are a little on the thinner, runnier side work better than thicker paints.

It was fun to experiment with different dot placements and let our daughter tell us the names of colors as we used them. Have fun, and if you give this project a try, I would love to hear how it went!

Salad Spinner Art 2


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