This art activity has become a favorite with the boys and me for two very different reasons.
I like it because despite how it looks it is actually a really quick clean up, mess contained activity, all the paint goes in the spinner. I even did this with a bunch of my sons friends at his third birthday party, average age 2, guess what? Nobody needed a hose down.
My boys like it because they get to squirt paint and spin wheels REALLY fast! Plus the art comes out awesome.
You will need:
Salad spinner (I bought mine just for art in IKEA for a few $'s you can got it on Amazon for a little more, the paint does wash out each time but you might not want to use your brand new $50 spinner for the job)
Medicine Droppers / Pipets
Cut paper into pieces that will fit inside of spinner. Tac paper down in center.
Add a few drops of color.
Ensure everyone adds equal paint to make things fair, this will lead to boys trying to hold six colors at once.
And a bit more...
Once all have had a turn, spin again as a team to make it go faster!
As you can see we could do this for a long time. Only limited by paint and paper.