A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
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.)
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.
Is It Any Good?
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.