Spin Art is such a simple way to create interesting art effects and the kids love it. Yes, you can purchase your own Spin Art Machine but there is a much simpler way to create this art. Here we use it to create some Pumpkins or Jack-o-lanterns perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to make for Halloween. We’ve also used it to create some Fish as part of our Storybook Summer Series.

Simple Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers to create spin art pumpkins. Add on faces with black paper to create your own jack-o-lanterns.

What you need to make Spin Art Pumpkins

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Salad Spinner
Ready Mixed Yellow, orange and Red Paint
Paper Plates
Black Construction (or gummed) paper

How to make Spin Art Pumpkins

Salad Spinner Art

To fit in our Salad Spinner I cut the paper plates a little so they fit in the bottom of the cage. J and then poured paint onto the plate and placed the lid on top.

spin art at home

J loves turning things, rotating and anything that spins so this was perfect for him. He had so much fun turning the dial to spin the paint out on the plate. We made LOADS of these and put them aside to dry.

Try these DIY Jack-o-lanterns to make and hang with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Spin Art Pumpkins

As there were some spaces left by the spin art T and J spent time colouring in the gaps using wax crayons and pencil crayons. I then cut out some random spaces from some of our black gummed paper (if you don’t have gummed paper than construction paper glued in place would work as well) and J and T glued on faces to the pumpkins.

Halloween fun for preschoolers

Try these other Pumpkin Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pumpkin Resources your Toddlers and Preschoolers will love

Our favourite Pumpkin themed book for toddlers and preschoolers is Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. The rhymes and illustrations are so much fun for you and them to read together.

Use these mini fake pumpkins for math activities with your toddlers and preschoolers. You could count with them, share, build shapes and more.

This mess-free, no cutting alternative to pumpkin decorating is sure to go down a hit with your toddlers and preschoolers – with 3 different designs you can mix and match or theme your pumpkins.


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Simple Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers to create spin art pumpkins. Add on faces with black paper to create your own jack-o-lanterns.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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