Backyard Car Paint and Wash

Painting things that do not normally get painted is a lot of fun for children. Throw a car wash on top of that and you have some pretty excited kids and a whole lot of laughs!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. Super messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I handed over a plate of paint to the children and let them go for it! The excitement was over the top!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    They jumped right in and began to add color to their backyard car.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    They spent quite some time on this and enjoyed each and every moment of it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Just when they thought it couldn't get any better I brought out the buckets of warm soapy water along with some rags and towels.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    The pure joy this simple activity brought was so very sweet. This will be done again and again in our yard.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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