Painting with toy cars is a fun process art for kids as young as 6 months old. The car tracks make interesting patterns for kids to explore. It would be a great art activity to do when working on your transportation unit.
I came across this activity on Pinterest and tried it last weekend. We enjoy painting activities and Miss D(2yrs) simply loves cars. Give her a car toy and she would be busy driving it on the floor and walls for a long time. Miss A(3yrs) does enjoy playing with her sis. So we combined both of our favourites.
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What you need
- Washable paint
- Small toy cars
- Paint paper
- Place a toy car on a plate of paint and move it back and forth so that the wheels pick up paint.
- To avoid mixing all the colors together and ending up with mud-colored tracks, we used one toy car per color.
- Roll the car along the paper. The wheels make colorful tracks on paper.
- Also use cars with different tyre sizes, so each track look different.
This was a great activity for A to talk about thin and thick lines. She liked to make tracks on one stroke and tried to paint one over the other to see how it looked. We spoke about which cars made thick tracks and which car made thin tracks and tried to fit in the smaller car tracks between the larger ones. She then joined D and made tracks on the same sheet – some messy sibling fun 😀
D liked this activity alot. She did it with full concentration for about 25 mins. She enjoyed making messy tracks moving the car back and forth. We spoke about different colors and sizes of the cars. Later dad joined us and I must say Dad seemed to like it more. Overall, it was a fun evening activity. 😀