I've been wanting to do a craft project with him that involved painting something other than paper, and when I saw these sweet little cars on Pinterest (thanks Tamara!) I knew it was the perfect project!
The website is in a language that I don't recognise, but the pictures are self explanatory.
Max painted each of the six tp rolls, and once he was 'done' with each I would go over it and even out the paint. To make it easier for him I put the rolls on a pair of mini kitchen tongs for him. It worked a charm!
While the paint was drying we drew 24 circles on a piece of card and then coloured the wheels in black. And green - max got bored of the black towards the end and went and found a green highlighter. I was worried this part would be tedious for him, but he loved colouring in the circles.
We cut out each of the circles (and I quickly drew and coloured some extra ones to make up for the ones Max hacked apart!). Then it was time to put them together.
I used brads to secure the wheels to the rolls, it was a bit fiddly so I put the TV on to distract Max while I did this part.
Max was started to reach the end of his craft patience by this point so I grabbed some stickers and stuck them on each of the cars and we were done.
Max loves them! Especially the red ones because they have Elmo stickers on them. It wasn't a quick craft project, but it was lots of fun and Max really enjoyed it.
Do you have any favourite craft projects to do with toddlers? I'm always on the look out for new ideas and would love if you could link to a project you've done in the comments or tell me about a new idea if you haven't done a post about it.
I'll link to each of them next Tuesday when I come back with my next toddler project :)