Friday, October 18, 2013

Painting with Cars

Lately, there has been a lot of construction on our street.  It has provided for endless hours of entertainment and learning fun! We have been watching the trucks as they work, reading about them in books, and racing our toy trucks up and down ramps. We also decided it would be fun to run some of our cars and trucks though the paint and make tracks on paper!

The children decided that they wanted to try green paint and yellow paper. So, I put out a large sheet of paper for each child and added some paint to a large plastic tote lid we had hanging around in the closet. 

Driving the toy vehicles in the paint was nearly as much fun as it was to drive them on the paper!
 The children were engaged in making prints with the vehicle tires for quite some time. Some of the children were so persistent, they even wore holes in the paper where they were driving back and forth! (Remember-when things like this happen- it is okay! Art with young children is about the PROCESS- not the product!)

Some of the children decided to make their own hand prints after making the tire prints too!

How did you paint today? 
I'd love to hear about it!

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