Painting with Bikes {Favorite Friday}

Friday, May 18, 2012

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Every other Friday, I feature an activity that was inspired by another blogger.  Bean Sprouts Preschool shared an awesome BIG art idea at one of our past Outdoor Play Parties.  They created a history making mural for their preschool class with bikes!  Head on over to the Bean Sprouts Preschool blog to see their bike painting masterpiece.



We created our own paint filled bike track on our driveway.

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Miss E loves to paint and loves to bike, so this activity was just right for her. I lost count how many times she pedaled across the paint track. 

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While Miss E had a blast with this activity, I will warn parents that this activity is messy and will get paint all over the driveway.  Our washable paint did not rinse off the driveway with just water, and I had to scrub it with a lemon juice and baking soda solution.  Even with the scrubbing, there are still traces of paint on the driveway, but I am hopeful after few rain showers, the paint will completely wash away.  So only do this activity if you know your paint will not stain your driveway or if you don't care if paint stains your driveway.  

If you liked this BIG ART activity, check out our ball painting.  

This post is linked up to the Kids Co-Op Linky.  

26 comments:

Jaime Williams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks like fun, anything messy is a hit at my house:-)

Roopa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so much fun!! I am sure miss E loved it too.

andie jaye said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so fun! i bet Bear would love this! and how funny is that that the paint didn't wash off? *pinning*

andie jaye said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ok...clarifying.. not funny that it didn't wash off your driveway, but that we buy it because it's supposed to be washable.. :)

Curly Birds said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, this is cool. Will be doing with my bike-loving little people. (I might get my bike out too!)

tricia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cool! My kids would love this! We've been using monster trucks, paint and butcher block paper on the kitchen floor- and that's been a ton of fun- Especially for boys who need art that involves movement!

Ali said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks like so much fun, what a great combo!! What is it with washable paint.... I let my kids go wild with non toxic preschooler face paint which I assumed would easily hose off pavers seeing as it was FACE paint. Months later it is still there.

Gina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an artistic way to get some exercise! I remember rising my Hot Wheels bike back and forth on the driveway too. Paint would have made it a lot more fun, though! :)

MaryAnne K said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cool! Surprised you had to scrub away the washable paint, but good to know!

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SO FUN! We did this with riding toys not long ago, and Rosie loved it! Also note, colorful driveway is a happy driveway :)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jaime Williams Glad to hear that you like messy play too!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Roopa She did!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@andie jaye LOL, don't, Andie, I knew you wouldn't be laughing at me on my hands and knees scrubbing the driveway. And even if you were, it's okay, because I am laughing at myself about it right now. ;)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Curly Birds Good idea to join the kids! Now, I wish I had my own bike so I could do it too.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@tricia We definitely will be doing some toy car painting this summer since we will be stuck inside for most of it.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Ali Live and learn! =)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Gina I don't know how much your parents would have liked a painted driveway. ;) This was the first time my daughter has liked riding her bike in the driveway since she would prefer being riding on the sidewalk, so this was a good way to keep her on the driveway.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@MaryAnne K I was surprised too!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Growing a Jeweled Rose If only my HOA liked color as much as we do! =) I am always in fear of being ticketed for not "keeping up appearances."

Amie (Triple T Mum) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stopping by from Triple T Mum. Thanks for sharing with the Kids Co-op!

Rashmie @ Mommy Labs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an artful way to get some exercise and have fun outdoors. Messy is always a hit out here!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabulous! I know my daughter and the kids in the neighborhood would love this. Need to get some big paper....or I think I will tear apart a big box.

Amy @ Z is for Zel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking up! I featured your idea on my link up recap post. http://zisforzel.blogspot.com/2012/05/l-is-for-links-favorites-from-last.html

Terri Thompson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it on the Kid's Co-op... I've included it in my round-up of favorites from this week!

Didi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so cool! What a great way to expend some energy, and make beautiful art. Good tips about cleaning up the driveway too. It's good to know that the art may last for a bit. :-) I'm featuring this at the Kid's Co-op this week too.

Stephanie Leah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking up : ) Always appreciate it. I love your photos! -Stephanie from Beansprouts Preschool

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