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A Preschool Favorite : Spin Art

A fun way to learn and explore all the colors of the rainbow.


STEAM Curriculum

Sensory Exploration

Hand-Eye Coordination


  • Salad Spinner
  • Paint
  • Paper plate or paper
  • Spoon
  • Scissors


  • Cut the plate to fit the base of the spinner. For more variety, you can attempt to cut different shapes
  • Place the plate in the bottom of the spinner
  • Squirt or pour paints onto the plate – depending on how you apply the paint will determine the patterns you create
  • Cover and spin several times
  • Uncover to reveal your design

KidsPark Teacher Comments:

The children love this activity! They really enjoy getting the spinner to spin fast.

We usually count as they spin. It’s a very fun activity that is pretty simple and easy to do. We get lots of “oohs” and “aahs” when we open the spinner to see the design.