Friday, August 5, 2011

Record Player Art

Several children became slightly hypnotized by our "Record Player Art" today!  This was obviously an unintended side effect of the fun of coloring on a spinning paper plate!

OK- honestly, I really did have a little guy who wanted to do this the ENTIRE half hour!  Of course, this was fine, but by the time he was finished he was almost in a trance!

We simply took a paper plate, popped it through the middle, turned on the record player and colored on the paper plate as it turned around!  

We made many beautiful and colorful designs as we talked about turning the record player "on" and "off", talked about the "bumpy" edges of the plate, the colors we used and talked about making lots and lots of "circles"!  The children worked together in groups of two and did a great job of negotiating areas to color on the paper plate!  We now have a board filled with beautiful record player art! 

I did, however, jokingly say that these children may now always think that record players were made for coloring (since they probably haven't seen one actually playing a record)!


  1. It would be a fun form of spin painting too!

  2. @Deborah- I've thought this also, but I'm not sure how to contain the paint! If I figure out a way I'll post it! :)

  3. Maybe use an ice cream bucket with the bottom cut out. Duct tape it to the turntable. Place a piece paper inside and let them drip the paint while it is spinning. Now I'll have to try that when school opens again.

  4. @Maureen- HEY! Great idea! Thanks! Now I just need to eat a whole bucket of ice cream!

  5. As I look over all your great ideas, I hope you would be willing to submit some of them at Bloggers are encouraged to leave their url so others know where to find you!

  6. @Kelly- sure I'd be happy to :)

  7. Ooh, what a great idea. (Might work too to hypnotise them into an afternoon nap?!)

  8. @Cathy- LOL- hmmm...this may become a daily activity...right before nap! :)


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