Race Car Wheel Painting

Posted on July 13, 2016

Recently Bear has seemed fairly disinterested in art and craft activities. If I can convince him to sit down and give something a try he usually wonders off within a few minutes. He would rather be building his train tracks or making monster truck jumps. Bear is obsessed with transport. Trains, monster trucks, tractors, cars. If it has wheels he loves it.

I wanted to find an art activity that we could do together that would hopefully hold his interest so I combined painting with his favorite things. Race car wheel painting. It was a big hit! Bear loved it and we spent most of the morning racing our wheels across the paper and dragging paint around. I set the activity up in the tuff tray to try and contain the mess but we still ended up with paint all over the floor, the chair and our clothes. This is messy but definitely so worth it.

You could use any toy vehicle in this activity. Bear wanted to use race cars, instead I suggested a set of cheap emergency vehicles and we pretended that they were super fast race cars instead.  Bear is quite precious about all of his toy cars, they all have names and each day we need to know exactly where each one is or we risk toddler melt down. I didn't want to ruin any of them with the paint. I did see this fun looking DIY Toy car wash activity this morning though. Perhaps next time we do a race car wheel painting we may risk using some of the bigger cars and then giving them a good wash together in our home made car wash afterwards.

So here it is. Our finished race car wheel painting.

A vibrant, colourful abstract painting on whit e paper made from pushing toy cars through paint. Children's art activity.

A yellow toy ambulance and a white toy police car on a black tuff tray next to a white large piece of paper and some red paintStep One - Take your toy cars and dip or drag them through the paint. Race your cars along the paper leaving paint track marks where ever you drive. That's it. These paintings are so easy and so much fun to make. We were zooming them along the page, parking them, crashing them.

What marks can your child make? What colours can they mix together? Can they make shapes or letters with the tracks?

A child's hand excitedly pushes a toy police car through blue paint on a white piece of paper.Race Car Wheel Painting. A toy ambulance is sat in the middle of a white piece of paper surrounded by blue paint track marks made with its wheels.A child's hand happily pushes a toy police car through thick green and red paint next to a large piece of paper covered in green and yellow track marks made with the wheels of the toy car.A toy ambulance and toy police car on a white piece of paper. The paper is covered in paint track marks made by the toy cars.  Race car painting, Childrens art activity. A Child's hand pushes a toy police car through coloured paint on a big sheet of white paper. Birds eye view.A boy holds a yellow bottle of poster paint over a tuff tray filled with paint and a painted pattern made from pushing cars through painting - Race Car Painting Activity- Jenna Michelle Pink BlogA hand holds a toy ambulance and is pushing it through colourful poster paint

How did you get on? I would love to see your race car wheel paintings. Tweet them to me @jmpartmama

Pin this activity for later? Art For Kids- Race Car Wheel Painting - A messy and fun art activity for kids with love all things transport.

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