Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creating Rainbows With Toy Cars

Hi this is Melissa from The Chocolate Muffin Tree. We have been having fun with rainbows....hope you enjoy this post!

Rainbows have been buzzing in the blogosphere the past few weeks and we have caught the bug!  We created Rainbows with toy cars this past week.  Just the name sounds FUN...doesn't it?  My daughter loved the idea of painting with cars right away.

To create your own rainbow with car tracks you'll need: 

toy cars
tempera paint in all the rainbow colors 
a plastic lid or paper plate for each color of paint
large paper (we used 12x18 size)

Before we started,  I reminded my daughter of the rainbow color order and she remembered this video from last year: Roy G. Biv.  You could bring the colors out in order if you want the finished rainbows to be correct....or not.  My daughter dipped the car in the paint a few times to get the red to spread across the paper.

As you can see she continued on really well.....Beautiful.

Here is the finished rainbow.  I think it looks AMAZING!  Now she wasn't done yet...

My daughter had a blast creating car tracks without making a rainbow too.  Actually she enjoyed this even more!  Her cars were battling each other  and there was all kinds of pretend play going on during this process focused painting.

She created at least 5 or 6 paintings with cars.  A HUGE success and pretty rainbow too.

Be sure to check out our Styrofoam Rainbow Prints that we recently did too.  More RAINBOW FUN!

Have you been creating rainbows with your children?

Melissa Jordan blogs over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree.   She is a former Elementary Art Teacher  who loves inspiring others with her ideas on her blog.  Many of these activities she does with her 5 year old daughter.


  1. This is great! My boys would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. alright, you already know i'm your biggest fan...and this is another reason why! I LOVE THIS! i am going to do this with reece...and we'll use matching cars to match the paint (yeppers, we have the ROY G. BIV of matchbox cars, trust me!!!) thanks for the inspiration! pinned :)

  3. This is a great idea!! My son will love it:) thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower:)

  4. The kids will definitely like this activity - anything to do with cars and mess and they're all over it - thanks for sharing

  5. Melissa,
    I really enjoyed this post for many reasons - the acronym ROY G BIV; the great rainbow Cassie made; the wonderful other pictures she made with cars, too - and as well the styrofoam rainbow prints.
    Thanks for two super ideas - rainbows never seem to fail to fascinate children and adults alike.

  6. So fun!!! I am so excited to start our rainbow unit next week and you always give such amazingly fun ideas! Thank You Melissa!

  7. This is great! I agree with Maureen... cars and messes = FUN!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Awesome activities, Melissa! I love the idea of car-created rainbows along with the ROY G BIV learning activity. And the Styrofoam rainbow prints are gorgeous! I pinned both activities to my Kids' Spring Activities Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-spring-activities/

  9. Love the rainbows with car tracks. Shared here http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2014/02/got-paint-try-painting-with-out-typical.html


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