1) Gather your supplies. You will need:
-White cardstock or tag board paper
-coloured construction paper
-salad spinner (we have one just for art)
-paint (we used our watercolour magic paints as I love how vibrant they are)
-glitter dust (optional)
-items you need that are not pictured: markers, glue, pencil
3) With a pair of scissors cut your circle out leaving about 1/4" allowance around the outside of your circles pencil line as shown below (this allows your circle to take up more space and stay in place better when spinning).
6) Put the lid on the spinner and spin, spin, spin it.
You may need to repeat step 5 and 6 until you get the desired amount of paint swirls on your paper. The liquid watercolour paints we used leave thin trails. Thicker tempera paint will leave wider trails.
8) Draw a snail pattern on either white cardstock or coloured construction paper. Originally I thought I would just draw a basic slug shape and attach the circle spin art shell to it but I got a request to draw a pet shop snail and that was the end of that.
Here are the two outlines we used. Feel free to save them to you computer and print them out if you don't feel like you can draw it yourself. I'd appreciate a link back in the comments if you do make them using these pictures.
|This pattern has LPS snails in it for ideas for colour combos|
|Pet shops like to colour too|
Spin art is always fun but if you have a snail lover in your house these are sure to be a hit.
Did you know that snails lay eggs? Neither did we until this happened while Sierra was holding a snail this past summer. Learn more about snail eggs HERE.
Have you made spin art before? Have you expanded your play by turning your spin art into anything else? Snails? Flowers? I'd love to see your ideas.