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We combined art and science today when we explored how we could use a machine like a salad spinner to create interesting works of art!
The children squirted various colours of acrylic paint onto paper plates...
...put the paper plate into the spinner...
...and used their muscles to crank the art.
We called this 'spectator art' because so many children wanted to watch as each piece was created. You could hear the 'ooohs' and 'ahhhs' across the room!
The look on each child's face as the spinner's lid was lifted and the art was revealed was priceless!
The plates turned out lovely! It was interesting to discuss with the children how the force of the spinning made the paint move. We compared amounts of paint, types of paint, and colours to mix in order to vary the results.