Friday, July 29, 2011

Transportation: Painting with Cars

We finish up our transportation theme with a classic activity - car painting!!  It's so interesting to see how differently each child approaches it!

Guest Post by Terri:

As I mentioned before, my son Goober isn’t exactly the artsy-craftsy type.  I really wasn’t sure how he would react when I mentioned the idea of painting with cars...but I should have known.  They are cars, after all.  He immediately went to work selecting cars and sorting them into categories (big tires, smooth tires, bumpy tires, etc). 

We put tempera paint onto small plates and he got right to work.  For the next 30 minutes (the longest he’s ever spent on a craft), there was lots of this:

And this:

Which resulted in this:

He had such a blast.  I had a great time watching him, too.  And FYI for the moms...wet tempera paint washes right off of matchbox cars.

Bubby got in on the action as well: 

OK, not really...but he’s cute! 

Thanks again, Terri, for all of your help -- it's been a great blessing!

*Next week, I'll be focusing on organization (several of you have asked to see our *school room*).  Then, I've been doing some thinking (uh-oh!), and I have a few changes in store for this blog.  More to come...



Blogger Gaertegang said...

Great idea...might have to give it a try!

July 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

What a cool mom you are! We did this once in a play group, and the boys loved it so much. I hate making a mess, but I am glad to be reminded of this idea! Thanks!

August 3, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

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