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Messy fun with toy cars


This is a great fun messy painting activity for kids who love cars. It's also a fun way to explore comparisons (e.g. bigger than/smaller than) and colour mixing. You can make a dynamic car artwork with your track painting by sticking pictures of cars on top.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Shallow box - optional but it helps to contain the mess. It could be a plastic tray or you can cut down a cardboard box like we did.
Paper
Paint and paint trays
Selection of toy cars which can be washed afterwards. Try to pick a range of sizes, smooth wheels/patterned wheels etc
Newspaper
Pictures of cars from magazines
Glue

Method
Lay out newspaper and put paper in the bottom of your shallow box



painting with toy car tyres kids craft


Put different colours of paint in different trays



painting with toy car tyres kids craft
Ready to paint


Set out a selection of cars. With older children, spend some time looking at the different wheels - which ones are bigger/ which are smaller; which are smooth/ which are patterned etc. Try to predict how their tracks will look different to the others.



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Cars ready to get messy


Dip the car wheels in paint



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Have fun racing your cars over the paper and watching what sort of tracks they make.



painting with cars toy cars ready to paint kids craft




car tyre painting on box kids messy play idea
Try different colours




messy play painting with toy car
Try bigger cars




messy play painting with toy car
Try smooth wheels




car tyre painting on box kids messy play idea
Have fun racing up the sides of the box


Cut out pictures of cars from a magazine - or draw your own



painting with toy car tyres kids craft


Stick pictures of cars onto the tracks painting.



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painting with cars toy cars ready to paint kids craft
Finished car track painting


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Car
#Transport
#Painting
#Collage
#Messy play
#Cheap
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