When Henry was a toddler, or maybe a young preschooler, painting with trucks was a sure-fire way to get him to be creative!
Its fun, he gets to use what he’s already interested in (what little boy, or girl, doesn’t love trucks!?) and make a mess in the process!
While I was getting supper on the table, I handed him a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper.
Color of his choice: Green.
Poured some washable paint (affiliate link to my favorite paint for kids) in a container. And gave him his green paintbrush.
(A couple of months ago, Henry and I bought this basting brush together, I told him it would be for him to paint with. He has been so excited to use it, and talked about it for a long time. I completely forgot about it until today. His excitement returned!)
I set out a couple of vehicles for Henry to drive through the paint.
Note: I only set out a couple, notice the amount Henry added himself.
The poor backhoe had more than a day’s work.
Henry (or Big Grandpa, according to Henry) was digging trenches in the paint.
(Notice where the paper ends.)
I kind of like the art that was made on the vehicles.
It was entertaining and messy.
I got supper on the table.
Henry created this piece of art. I think it will go in the frame.
This piece of art was also made on the play table.
Thank you Crayola for washable paints (affiliate link).
All the vehicles ended up in the bath tonight.
(Lots of posts have given me the idea to have little boys use their vehicles with paint and make tracks. Most recently, I saw it at cows go moo and ducks go quack.)