Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Spin Art at CAFAM!

You probably already know that I'm obsessed with spin art.  Ever since my parents let me make a spin art canvas at the Rocky Ford fair, I've been hooked!  BTW,  I had already thrown up on the zipper so I was "grounded" for the rest of the day and spin art was my only option.  Several years ago I disassembled a basic fan and created a mini spin art machine and since then, my life has been spinning out of control.  For a special craft day at CAFAM last week, I finally made HUGE spin art machines from large box fans.....The kids (and adults) loved them.  


The parents did NOT want to miss their turn either!

You can't help but smile when you're spinning!


  1. This is too funny; I did the same thing with an old fan many, many years ago. What I also did was use artist's cotton canvas instead of paper, and added fabric medium to to the paint. After the paint was dry, I embellished certain highlights of the design by sewing on seed beads, ribbon scraps and such, and made pillows! I would have loved participating in this CAFAM event. I'm sure much fun was had by all.

  2. Mark this would be incredible to work on fabric instead of paper and make a skater skirt or peplum with the design or make the coat you did the feathers on.