The kids had the day off school today! I love no school days, the perfect time to project with the kids. We had a bunch of cardboard left over from another project, so we started constructing a race track. After a few trial runs, the kids decided on what angle the cardboard should be at. I dropped the green flag and off the kids went! (OK there really was no green flag, but that would have been fun!)
I poured paint onto a flat tray so the kids could drive their cars through it covering the wheels in paint. I think that it might be better to use cars with larger wheels next time. We had a hard time getting the paint to keep tracking down the whole paper. We ended up flipping the paper around half way through. I have a large roll of newsprint that we use all the time. My mom buys it from a newspaper printing company. It is inexpensive and wonderful.
The kids loved the process. Art should be fun, and I love that not all painting has to happen at the table. The kids thought the best part was being able to play and paint at the same time. Love it!
When we were finished the cars went through a soapy car wash. Another fun step to the process. Kids love to make a mess, but cleaning can be just as much fun. A sink of soapy water can provide just as much entertainment.
This art work is a bit big to hang on the wall for to long, but how cute would it be as wrapping paper!