Mess-free finger-painting for preschool to teens.

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Ease of play

The app's so easy to use there are no instructions, videos or tutorials. We got stumped only once, when trying to figure out how to stop the paper from spinning. (You have to tap on the white paper icon first, then apply a finger.)

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this app version of the classic paint spinning wheel is easy enough for older preschool kids but will also be fun for older kids as they sit in the orthodontist's waiting room with nothing to do.

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Kids will love this app's easy creation of something spectacular looking. SpinArt is like a potter's wheel combined with a Spirograph, the '60s geometrical drawing toy. Flick to spin the blank canvas, choose a color and splat size, and apply the tip of your finger. Vary colors and pressure and voila, a finished piece that would look at home in a MOMA.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:March 22, 2010
Publisher:Brian Smith

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck July 27, 2010

Simple and fun painting app is easy to play.



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