Creating spin art is one of the girls absolute favourite ways to create pictures. It is easy, achievable by all, virtually mess-free and produces vibrant results that are different every time. Just perfect for an open-ended, experimental art project for young kids (and adults too- I love it!)
..."AJ spent a long time playing with her bin. She ran her fingers through it. Hid all the letters under the beans, and spent a very long time scooping and pouring. We also worked together to spell her name with all the different letters in the bin..."
This recycled art is a great way to help kids focus on feelings, character development, social skills and being more compassionate. As a therapist, I can think of at least 10 different ways to use these, and also, about a hundred other ways in which I might expand on this notion in sessions, to help kids deal with grief and loss, anger, divorce, trauma and more. I love using creative therapies with kids, adolescents and families. But this activity can easily be utilized in homes and classroms."