Monday, July 5, 2010

Bike Painting

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Some artists use brushes to paint their masterpieces. Some use sponges. And some use their hands. Our Picassos? They like to use their bikes!
What you need:
  • Large piece or roll of paper (or maybe use a sheet!)
  • Tempera paints
  • Bikes, scooters, roller skates...anything with wheels!
  • Large rocks or tape
Lay down your paper in an area where your kids can safely ride but also that you don't mind getting paint on. Secure your paper with the large rocks or tape (we used rocks but next time would use tape as the wind still was able to blow under the paper). Squirt out some large blobs of paint.
Then let your kids get rolling! Have them ride all over the paper, being sure to roll through the paint blobs. You might want to recommend to your kids to take off their Star Wars costume before doing this project - they can get a little messy!
Finally, stand back and admire their one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
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  1. what a great idea! I bet the kids had tons of fun seeing what different marks it would make!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  2. Hilarious! The end result is really gorgeous, too. I love it!

  3. you have the most creative ideas :) come on over and link this great one up to MMM!!

  4. I love this! Can I borrow it for my "Sensory Saturday" posts? What a great activity!

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  6. What a great idea. The kids will love doing this!

  7. Cool idea, bet the kids get a charge out of their masterpieces!

  8. Super cute idea. I need to help my little artist to master her 2 wheeler--perhaps this will be the motivation she needs!

  9. As much fun to watch as it is to do!

  10. Oh how fun! What a great idea! Love it.


  11. we tried this today and HAD A BLAST! made a TON of DIY wrapping paper that I know the grandparents will love! we also did this in conjunction with another idea I saw for a kids bike/trike wash.. so after the bikes/scooters/trikes/etc were covered in paint, we spent the rest of day cleaning up and cooling off in the bike wash - together, they were a winning combination that the entire neighborhood loved!

    thank you so much for the inspiration!