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Take the basket out of the base half. Use it as a template for drawing round onto paper, we used bog standard A4 printer paper for this.

 

Return basket to the base, put in a piece of the paper. Slightly watery poster paint, put either dropper fulls or spoonfuls onto the paper dotted about.

 

Put the lid on the spinner and give it a jolly good whizz.

 

The centralfugal (sp?) force should spin the paint about and mix it up.

 

I think getting the paint consistency correct is key. Possibly the paper too. If paper is too absorbent then maybe the paint doesn't move about quite so easily.

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If you use readymix as it comes, you get star shapes from your drops as the paint is 'heavy' so shoots straight for the sides, if you use Edicol (food colouring) you get a spiral pattern. With older children we use that and talk about clockwise and anticlockwise. We do the drops with a dropper and spin clockwise, then add more drops and spin anticlockwise. You end up with something that looks a bit spirograph-like

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We will sometimes encourage the children to use black paper with white paint and glitter to get a spiders web result.

 

This is also a great one for colour mixing activities.

 

One year we used the salad spinner to make the planets for our version of the universe.

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We will sometimes encourage the children to use black paper with white paint and glitter to get a spiders web result.

 

This is also a great one for colour mixing activities.

 

One year we used the salad spinner to make the planets for our version of the universe.

 

 

Thank you all very much. Will give it a go tomorrow.

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