Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
23 May, 2017

Pendulum Painting

BISC Lincoln Park goes behind the scenes to see how our students created their own do-it-yourself STEAM video!

Year 4 Student, Morgan

"I liked watching the paint splatter on the coat... I learned that gravity affected the swing of the pendulum."


Year 2 Student, Tanush

"I really liked seeing how the lab coat turned out after we splashed all of the colors on it... I learned how to make a pendulum and that you can create art by using one."


Year 2 Student, Pat

"I really liked swinging the bucket and decorating the lab coat with all of the different paint colors... I learned how to create and use a pendulum and also that the paint we used took a long time to dry."


  1. Lay out your materials.
  2. Cut off the top of the bottle (make sure an adult does this part).
  3. Punch one hole into each side near the top of the bottle.
  4. Measure and cut your string.
  5. Tie string to your punched holes (leave room for suspension).
  6. Add paint & mix with water.
  7. Suspend paint bottles from the pendulum (or your pole and supports).
  8. Spread your material beneath the center of the pendulum.
  9. Swing your paint and watch the art.

Download  PDF Instructions