Make a car by dipping a car cleaning sponge into paint and stamping on paper. The sponge is oval with the centers curved in and makes a great car shape. Add black 2″ circles for tires and a 2″ square for a window.
Paint with cars! Lie down a large piece of newsprint, some paint in trays and allow the children to paint using the wheels on the cars. The variety of tracks is interesting. You can also move into road safety – paint stop signs, crosswalks, etc.
Obtain any type of car with either smooth or textured tires like fire trucks, matchbox cars, etc. Pour paint onto a paper plate and let the children roll the wheels on the plate. Then they can make car tracks onto a piece of paper.