What do you do with two kids who love cars and rainbows? Car painting, of course!
Paint in individual containers (in our case old container lids)
Small cars that can be cleaned with soap and water
Paper in trays (cookie sheets)
A dish of water for the car wash
Then they drove their cars through the paint and then on their papers. In between colors the cars went through the “car wash” to rinse off. The cars don’t need to be completely clean to go in the next color as long as most of the globs are off.
It was so interesting to see how they made the rainbows with the cars since I didn’t provide any instructions. When we did the shaving cream painting with fingers and brushes my 2 year old did not make a rainbow shape at all and I had expected her to follow a similiar process today. With the cars she drove it in an arc each time — very interesting! The sensory experience this time was the tool instead of the paint.
They were so proud of their finished products! We left them in the sun to dry and then they used the rest of the paint to drive/paint on other paper I had taped to the patio.
Then they wash their cars! And lots of their other outside toys in the water table.
We always have lots of fun painting with cars. What toys do you like to paint with?
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