This week at Crafternoon we made beautiful Salad Spinner “Fireworks.” We were inspired by this post at momtastic. Of course, we had to put our own special twist on it by using our favorite liquid watercolors: Watercolor Magic from Sargent Art. We used glitter, metallic and regular colors, but the glittery ones were by far the favorite.
Here’s what you need:
- A salad spinner
- Some paint in a squeeze bottle
- Paper cut to fit into the bottom of your salad spinner. We used pages from a Strathmore paint pad cut into quarters.
- Kid power!
Here’s what we learned:
- The pull-string type of salad spinner was easier for younger children to use than the kind you whirl the handle around and around. Both kinds were fine for big kids. The kind with a knob you push down on would probably be the easiest of all, but we didn’t have that kind.
- The more paint you put on, the more AMAZING your “fireworks” will be. So don’t hold back!
- If your salad spinner is the type with drainage holes in the outer bowl, set it on a cookie sheet or something to contain the mess.
- A small bit of a Scotch brand foam mounting square will keep your paper from flying around inside the salad spinner. Scotch tape didn’t work as well.