Celebrate the beginning of Autumn by creating some beautiful fall leaves using oils pastels, paint and glitter to make a spin art garland!Creating spin art is one of the girls absolute favourite ways to create pictures. It is easy, achievable by all, virtually mess-free and produces vibrant results that are different every time. Just perfect for an open-ended, experimental art project for young kids (and adults too- I love it!)
These are the simple steps:
* cut some leaf shapes from card and invite your children to colour and decorate them using oil pastels, crayons, pens or pencils (or a combination of them all)
* attach to the inside basket of a salad spinner using a blob of blu-tac
* squirt paint and glitter glue onto the card
* spin really fast (a great gross motor development skill!)
* add more colours of paint and glitter, then re-spin, to create a great build-up of overlapping layers
* when dry, sew through the leaves using needle and thread, taping the back of each leaf to keep them in place on the garland
* hang up and admire!
This activity is great for developing these skills and concepts:
creativity, independence, colour mixing, mixed media, layering, achievement, collaboration, leaf names and shapes, changing seasons
Bean: 6 mos
See our Fireworks spin art here!
See our colour spin art here!
ET Speaks From Home says
I need to get a cheap salad spinner !
These leaves are great. A little like these tye die leaves http://www.brennaphillips.com/tie-dye-leaves-using-coffee-filters
We did the same thing, except no glitter:) Yours look beautiful !!
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says
Wonderful – I was thinking of doing some spin art for the first time but not leaves because of what we talked about with J and his schema I thought that would fit in perfectly 🙂
Sandy Adams says
Amy AmyR says
LOVE IT! just seen that Ikea do a salad spinner for £4 thinking it will be a trip to Ikea tomorrow:)
Hayley @hayleyfromhome says
I love this. I covered some leaves in sticky back plastic and stuck them on the window but I think I will make a garland out of them too after seeing this for inspiration!
Fleur van Scharenburg says
We did this too! It was a lot of fun, thank you for this great idea. http://mizflurry.blogspot.nl/2012/09/herfstknutsel-schilderen-met-de.html
These are just beautiful! I picked up a salad spinner at a 2nd hand store this summer but we haven’t used it yet. This gets me in the mood to give it a try!
Mary Ryan says
Yup, this cinches it. Going out and buying a salad spinner…These are beautiful! Thanks for the idea.
Momand Kiddo says
This is so lovely. I featured you today on my links and lovely things.
Melissa Lemmons says
We did this today and had friends over. We had lots of fun. We used glitter glue instead of sprinkle glitter. They turned out great.
These turned out beautifully- I pinned it.
Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says
I love this Anna. You know how much I Heart spin art! We will have to do some spin art leaves.