A spin painting wheel is a great way to make cool pictures easily. It can help if people are not feeling confident to draw, allowing them to make something really good looking.

I have a gallery of spin paintings here .

Step 1: Stuff You Need


* a saw or jigsaw
* a drill with a range of bits
* some spanners (ideally cone spanners for wheel bearing adjustment)


* old bike wheel, I've only used fronts but I'm sure backs would work too
* some thin board like particle board or mdf
* a short plank of pine or ply
* long cable ties
* some large washers that fit round the bolt of the bike wheel

I'm building a pedal powered spinner, using a &quot;fixie&quot; wheel so that it can go both directions, as fast or slow as you want. To be used at my &quot;interactive art&quot; event on Second Saturday in Sept.<br>
I have used a salad spinner for this. The only thing - your pics are small.
The quick and easy method:<br>Take an old fan and take the front screen off. Tape round piece of cardboard to fan blades. Make a paper wrap around the outside to catch the over spray. Plug in and go to town. That is what my old art teacher did for the school carnival. Paper sheets can be taped down or make paper &quot;corners&quot; that the paper can slide under. T-shirts can be pinned down.
good idea with the t shirts!<br>Thanks everyone for the comments!
These are fun. I remember doing this at carnivals. However, you might want to be aware of the throw off of excess paint splatter.
I think that's what BtheBike meant about &quot;Old Shirts...come out!&quot;
right I thought BtheBike meant to protect the clothes of the spinner. Though I've not really had a problem with using inks unless spinning very fast and doing splattering or dropping inks on. <br><br>I want to try those cool brush pens with the ink inside the body, they'd be good for kids.
Very cool, I had a toy like this as a kid and loved it! Great instructable.
Old Shirts... come out come out !! =)
Aweosme idea. Buy some cloth markers, pin the shirt down, and go crazy!
Very, very cool. Will be doing this one as soon as my other projects are done. The kids are sure to love it !

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