by | Apr 5, 2022 | Crafting, Z

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2022 @ 11:11 am.

What is the best cup turner for art projects? If you are an epoxy resin enthusiast, you're probably familiar with these kits like these, which include foam inserts, drying racks, and supplies. To find the best bets, we asked our parent readers for their favorites. Then we tried out a few kits ourselves. Which was best for beginners? More advanced users? Here are the ones we think are best.

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Best Quick Drying

Easy to use
The star feature here is the heat gun that makes it easier to dry projects with better results. Also nice: all the included tools, which are great for beginners.
$36.50

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Best Quick Drying: WAQONUY Cup Turner for Crafts

When we asked parent readers for their advice on cup turner kits for resin art projects, we got one suggestion time and again: look for a kit that has a heat gun. Why? This provides quick drying . . . and better results, in our opinion.

After looking at several kits and getting recommendations from our readers, we think this kit by WAQONUY is the best bet—very good quality and includes a heat gun for quick drying. 

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Includes a variety of tools that are handy.

• Heat gun for quick drying.

• Turner can go into two different directions.

• Quiet.

What Needs Work

• Best for smaller cups—PVC is too short for bigger ones, in our opinion.

• Instructions could be better.

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Best for Beginners

Great gift idea
We loved how easy this kit is to assemble, even though the screws are quite tiny. Although this kit doesn't include resin, we did like the overall quality.

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Best for Beginners: Cocopin Store Cup Turner Kit

We always look for the best bets for beginners when it comes to judging art kits—this model by Cocopin hits all the right notes. It is so simple to use, is high quality and the motor is quiet.

What We Liked

 Easy to assemble.

• Quiet motor.

• Great gift idea.

• Can do two cups at at time.

What Needs Work

• Could be easier to switch arms. 

• No included resin. Most other kits we researched for this article include this as part of the package.

Best Starter Kit

Quiet motor
Wow—we loved how comprehensive this kit is! A great gift idea, this kit includes all the supplies (including resin) you need to get started. Nice gift idea.

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Best Starter Kit: AlloyTop Cup Turner Kit

If you want to take the plunge into resin art and want a kit that includes just about everything you’d need to get going, this one would be our pick: AlloyTop. Among all the kits we tried, this one is probably the most comprehensive: resin, tools, forms, glitter and more. 

What We Liked

• Great gift idea.

• Very good quality.

• Quiet motor.

• Covers all the essentials to get going.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey.

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Best Budget-Friendly

Hours of fun crafting
Quick assembly is the best feature of this kit. We liked all the included extras, including glitter powders . . . at a price that didn't break the bank.
$35.90

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Best Budget-Friendly: Cup Turner for Crafts Tumbler Cup Spinner Machine Kit

Yes, cup turner kits can sometimes get rather pricey. But there is good news: this kit impressed us with its overall quality, at a price that didn’t break the bank.

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Easy to use.

• Includes resin.

• Glitter powders are nice.

• Drying racks.

• Quiet motor.

• Long power cord.

What Needs Work

• Spins a bit faster than other kits, so may not be the best bet for beginners.

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