We rolled a digger, baby toy car and small train in a tray of paint (a few colours mixed together.)
I sellotaped some sheets of paper together to make a long road and she rolled the vehicles down them back and forth to create tyre prints and wheel tracks.
Each vehicle produced different patterns and thicknesses.
We had to move it to the floor so that she cold really get into the playing element and she “needed” lots and lots of paper!
The overlapping tracks look great!
The finished products! Lots and lots of tyre print pictures, each one telling a different “journey story.”
A close up of some of the great patterns that were created.
The big truck gave the best results. I’m pretty sure a toy motorbike and tractor would be just brilliant to add to the mix for a range of tyre thicknesses and the comparative marks they would make. If only we had some!
And this was seriously achievable for Little Pop (11 months) because all she had to do was roll back and forth and play with it. She needed to lick it and spin the wheels too, of course. That’s what babies do!