Car Tracks: A Super Simple Project for Pint-Sized Motorists
By Mary Ann Kohl
There's no doubt about it: Creativity is as natural and necessary for children as fresh air and sunshine! By exposing children to creative experiences, we give them the gift of a rich and memorable childhood while laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative expression - all topped off with a heaping helping of important learning skills.
* liquid tempera paint
If there has ever been a reluctant artist, this activity will invite and involve even the most stubborn individual. Driving toy cars through paint and then across large sheets of paper is not only beautiful, it's great fun.
1. Pour a puddle of liquid starch onto the cookie sheet or tray.
* Place several different colors of paint on the tray so a mixing of colors will occur both on the tray and on the paper.
Mary Ann is a renowned educator and the author of several award-winning art books for children and teachers from Bright Ring Publishing. This art project is featured in "Scribble Art" and is available for purchase along with her other books in many area bookstores.
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