Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spin! Art in Motion–Part One

This is an exciting study of the Salad Spinner and Newton’s Law of Motion. We will explore and experiment with different materials and objects that could be whirled and painted.

Newton’s first law of motion, an object in motion will continue in motion in a straight line unless acted upon force.

How does Newton’s first law apply with this art project?

While the children spin the salad spinner, the spinner pushes the paint away from the center moving it in a straight line. The outer edge of the bowl is also pushing the paint back in, forcing the movement to stop.

This form of art is very simple, you squirt paint and spin.

 

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Spinning on White Tag Board

 

Squirt Paint

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Add Some Hair Gel

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Squirt More Paint If Needed

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Spin The Salad Spinner

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Check Artwork

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PLEASE ALOW THE CHILDREN TO SQUIRT MORE PAINT,WHEN THEY

FEEL THE NEED.

 

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All Done

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Explosion of Color

Some Finished Art Up-Close.

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Invasion of the Salad Spinner Art!

This is how I displayed the children's art in the classroom. 

I grouped all the brightly colored square artwork together.

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In this display, I grouped some of the round artwork.

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On this side of the room, I grouped all the pink, purple, and blue artwork.

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10 comments:

  1. We LOVE spin art with salad spinner!! I need to try hair gel, next time we do it:)
    Thanks

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  2. Oh wow! This is so fabulous! I'm on love with this idea, and your gorgeous post :) I'd love it if you'd link this post to the Rainbow Connection... :)

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  3. what kind of paint do you recommend for this? I tried our usual large bottles of acrylics, and they appear to be too thick -- we got large puddles (or some even lumped off the edge, leaving almost no trace). should I dilute them to get better splatter, or are you using something different?

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    1. (actually, I'll have to check at home; we might have tempura paints! anyway, what is working for you??)

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  4. I just ran into your blog, I admire your aesthetic. I too love open ended explorations!

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  5. Hi
    Lovely Idea!
    A question: What is the transparent green substance you used? for what purpose?
    Thanks
    Neomi

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  6. I do not understand what the hair gel does for the project
    Thanks dreimers@globalccs.org
    David Reimers Technology Education Teacher

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