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Since we’re focused on “Farms” this week, I decided that an appropriate art activity should combine both paint and TRACTORS. This was an easy project to pull together, considering the over-abundance of toy tractors in our house, yard, sandbox, etc. They are everywhere.

Painting with Tractors

We used the following supplies:


Washable tempera paint, paint tray liners, toy tractors, poster board.

I just poured some paint into each tray liner, placed a tractor alongside, and let the boys go at it!

Orange Paint

Green Paint

Purple Paint

This was a fun way to spend some time outdoors on a relatively cool, cloudy summer day. I definitely recommend the washable tempera paint, however, because it’s not exactly a “clean” project.

Rolling thru Paint

Rolling on Paper

The boys loved to see the different tire tracks that each vehicle made. If you used primary colors, you could even include a color theory lesson at the same time!

C with purple

C on paper

both boys

Gibbs painting

Serious concentration!

painting 2

Gibbs was very proud of his finished product!


And he was equally proud of his “colorful” hands…


and feet!




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