The Bean has a variety of toy cars in all shapes and sizes and likes pushing them along the floor and making ‘brmm brmm’ noises. So this is a craft to extend that enjoyment just a little bit further. It is super easy to do but is guaranteed to be a hit with little ones who love anything that moves and like to get messy.
Suitable age: 12 months+
You will need:
- a variety of plastic toy cars, trains or basically anything with wheels
- non toxic poster paint.
- newspaper (lots of it)
- a large piece of paper (A3 is ideal) or a roll of brown paper – both are readily available at the newsagent or the stationary section of the supermarket.
- a plastic tray or a baking tray lined with plastic wrap.
Make sure you put down a lot of newspaper on the floor as well as covering your table or high chair( I find sticking the edges down with sticky tape make it harder for accidents to happen!). Also stick down the corners of your paper to the newspaper so it won’t slide around. Place your paint in the plastic tray or baking tray and then roll the wheels of your cars or trains in the paint. Then let your little one race the cars across the paper to make a wheel print. You can try different colours for a great effect. If you do this on a roll of paper, it will also make great wrapping paper once it is dry. To wash your cars, just let them soak in a bucket of warm soapy water and the paint should come off.
Bean loved this and had a great time running the cars through the paint and onto the paper. We now have a nice stack of wrapping paper to use!