I am a big fan of combining gross motor activities with art projects. This week we used those gym scooters that continue there popularity in schools, and were one of my favorites in physical education class as a child. With a few simple art materials, gym scooters and some children full of energy (those are easy to find, right?) you can have a blast with this Scooter Painting Process Art for Kids.
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WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE SCOOTER PAINTING PROCESS ART FOR KIDS
gym scooters- I really like these ones. Well priced and sturdy.
tempera paint- here is our favorite brand
long pieces of paper- we used 3 long pieces from our large roll of butcher paper
HOW TO MAKE THE SCOOTER PAINTING PROCESS ART FOR KIDS
Prior to introducing the activity set up an area for painting. I taped together three long pieces of butcher paper. It was a windy day so I used some of our wooden unit blocks on the edges of the paper to keep the paper from flying away. Next, I mixed up a variety of paint colors and put them on the paper with paint brushes. Now it was time to have some fun!
My kids tried out a variety of techniques. They laid on the scooters and used the paint brushes to pull themselves across the paper leaving beautiful marks. They also tried sitting on the scooters with paint brushes in hand and using their feet to push them along while painting.
Once there was a lot of paint on the paper it was also fun to use our hands!
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Looking for more gross motor art projects? Check out our Swing Painting!