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This weekend we tried to make a 'colour wheel' using the salad spinner.  It didn't quite work out as a colour wheel and the secondary colours we talked about didn't quite appear as I'd hoped but we still had loads of fun!


I drew 3 dots on a piece of paper and placed inside the salad spinner.


At first T put some paint on each of the dots and we gave it a good old spin.

We obviously didn't add enough paint the first time, so we added more, just a little closer to the centre though.


Again, it wasn't quite right and so we added LOTS right in the centre and SPUN!!!!!!!!!!!!


This time it worked just great (see top photo!)


Even the salad spinner looked great when we finished.  I think you need the paint to be a little thinner to achieve a proper colour wheel affect but we loved what we achieved and it was something we could all do together.
 

LarabeeUK
Running in Lavender

26 comments :

  1. I hardly ever use my salad spinner for what it's actually supposed for so digging it out for a new use this weekend! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. We loved it, I hope you have a good time too. I can't see ours being used for anything else now :)

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  2. That looks like great fun! Maybe I even need to buy a salad spinner!! #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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    1. I'd highly recommend it ;) I'm sure they sell them at the poundshop! :)

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  3. ooohhh this looks like great fun! love it! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  4. What a cool idea! I also need to go and buy a salad spinner! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. I'd love to see what you create if you do :)

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  5. What a great idea. And I love the resulting artwork!

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  6. I never knew what a salad spinner even looked like before I saw this post. So you're actually supposed to spin salad in in? This looks way more fun :-) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. ha ha yes, I only use one because I grow my own salad in the summer. This was waaaaaay more fun! x

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  7. Cool idea! I am also in need of a salad spinner, had one at a restaurant I used to work at, but need one just for this!! :) x

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    1. I need a new one now - off to have a look at the poundshops :) x

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  8. What a great and yet simple idea to do with things you have in the house! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Lina, sadly the paint didn't come out even in the dishwasher so it's now in our fun box! ;) x

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  9. Looks like great fun and fab art, even if it wasn't quite how you expected! Xx

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    1. Thanks Caroline we're pretty chuffed with it x

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  10. This looks so, so cool. ;D Thank you for sharing, I wish I had a salad spinner now! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday
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    1. Thanks Rachael, check out the poundshops they might have one xx

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  11. Love this! But what is an actual salad spinner for? Why would you need to spin a salad? :/

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    1. In the 'old' days before salad in a bag, after washing you'd spin it to spin all the water out of it, because we grow our own salads I still wash & spin them xx

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  12. Looks great fun and it's a relatively mess free activity. I'm wondering where I can buy a salad spinner on a Sunday! #SundayStars

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    1. Thanks so much, hope you manage to get one xx

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  13. This is so clever what a great idea! thanks for sharing x

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  14. OOOOh love this, I might try it tomorrow with Poppy. She loves a bit of messy play and love painting so it's a win, win! #sundaystars xxx

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