Spin and Spiral Art Station Review (Crayola)

Spin and Spiral Art Station
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What It Is

Get creative in two ways with the Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station. You can use Pip-Squeaks markers to make geometric marker designs or drip paint for spin art. No matter which type of art you choose to create, it's easy to get started.

The Pip-Squeaks markers, which are handily stored right on the Spin and Spiral Art Station base, can be used with the three spiral art gears to create colorful spiral art. Choose a color and a gear, and insert the marker tip into one of the small holes on the gear. Move the marker and gear around, keeping the gear interlocked with the gear teeth on the outer ring. Change gears and marker colors to create different patterns. 

The other side of the station offers a different take. Choose one of the three ink colors, which are stored right on the base, and then use one hand to press down on the spin button to get the paper spinning while you squeeze the ink bottle with the other hand to drip ink onto the spinning paper. The result? Spin art designs! Pick a different color and spin some more. Make sure to remove your art and let it dry on a protected surface.

You could even create spiral art and then do spin art on top of the geometric designs or vice versa!

And there's space for storing the paper and gears underneath the base when playtime is over.

Is It Fun?

Creating the spiral art is really easy and results in cool-looking geometric art that kids will definitely want to hang on the fridge. And the spin art is just as easy, leaving kids with surprise designs once the paper stops spinning. This is kid-powered, too, so you won't need batteries. This is a fun way for kids to create different types of art and really experiment with doing different things each time they sit down to create.

Who It’s For

The Spin and Spiral Art Station is for creative kids ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The set includes a spiral art/spin art base, 15 paper discs, six Pip-Squeaks Skinnies Markers, three bottles of ink, and three spiral art gears.

While the well for the spin art is pretty deep, you may still want to protect your clothing and work surface in case of ink splashes.

If you save one paper disc as a template, you'll be able to trace it onto other paper so you have even more paper discs to create with.

In between uses, make sure to wipe ink from the base.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy