Monkey has taken to coming home from nursery and asking me what I have set up for him! The invitations to play are obviously going down well, but it does now mean I need to think of more! One which we did a couple of weeks ago is painting with cars and animals, quick and easy to set up and clear up its ideal for an after nursery or work activity.
You will need:
- An old shower curtain to protect the floor. I brought a value one for £2 and it has lasted about 4 months its on it last legs now but can be easily replaced
- Pre mixed paint – we used some neon paints I had picked up in Tesco for a £1 each
- Paper plates – for the paint to allow easy access
- Various cars and animals
- Paper, as we were using neon paints we also used black paper
I specifically chose vehicles which had different track marks so the majority of them were construction. We had two different size of dumper trucks, a roller, and a bulldozer with tracks as well as couple of normal cars.
Monkey had great fun dipping them in the paint – he was a little hesitant at first not quite believing that he was going to be allowed to do it!
But he soon got the hang of it and we started to compare the tracks on the paper. He also liked the way the paint looked different on the black and white paper. It probably kept him entertained for twenty minutes or so maybe a little longer so its an ideal fill in activity as well. The best part is to clear up all you really need to do is wash the vehicles and throw away the paper plates!
Here is some of Monkey’s final art work…