Monday 16 March 2009

Salad Spinner Art

I saw this on several blogs last year but we didn't have a salad spinner, when I was in the 3 coins shop (everything is ¥300 yen) the other day, I spotted one, so I thought we would give it ago.
Luckily, it was a rainy day Saturday and daddy-ebi was a at work, a perfect salad spinning art day.
What you need:
A salad spinner
food colouring (I used this instead of paint because I might want to use the spinner for food afterwards!)
paper plates or paper cut to fit the bottom of the spinner

This was a relatively clean painting activity, well it was until Ebi-kun knocked the blue food colour all over the floor!

Pop your paper in the spinner
Add drops of colour, we had a lot of fun experimenting, changing where we dropped paint to see how the design would change.
Put the lid on and S-P-I-N
taa-daaa beautiful spun art
string up and dangle from the ceiling (optional) :o)
We finished painting for lunch, Ebi-kun is such a slow eater, I often catch up on my blog reading as he eats. Anyway, he had just finished when I was reading Julie's blog. Julie often joins the swaps and I consider her a bloggy friend, I was reading about her little boy. Eli, who currently very sick in hospital (in Hungary). Ebi-kun was asking me about the photos so I was explaining that Eli was very sick and had to stay in the hospital bed for a long time. Ebi-kun looked very worried about this and announced that we should send him some toys. He wanted to send him his robot that he had designed but I had to tell him that it wasn't very hygenic - robot got caught in the cross fire one night when Ebi-kun had a nose bleed and so he now sports a big blood stain. So, Ebi-kun decided to design another robot, he drew the design and picked out the colours and I sewed him up whilst Ebi-kun took his nap.
He is a Doctor Robot, we popped him in the post yesterday, hopefully doctor Robot can help Eli get better.
It isn't very clear but it says Doctor Robot for Eli under the design :o)

I will be sorting out the swap groups today, if you signed up, expect an email in the next day or so....


  1. What a sweet boy! I love his robot :) Salad spinner art has been on my list since last summer, too. I've yet to find a salad spinner cheap enough for me to buy, so I guess I need to start looking at the dollar stores :)

  2. the robot is so sweet. Eli will love it.

  3. I thought it was your blog I had seen it on first Melissa - that explains why I couldn't find your post about it LOL.

  4. I love the salad spinner idea. I will be doing this in my preschool class. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh I love that salad spinner art! Was looking for activity for this week. Will have to try it. Thanks. (:


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