Summer Road Trip – Paint Chip Color Match Activity

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You may have seen his cute craft floating around pinterest.  I saw this craft while searching for some busy bag activities for my 3 year old and HAD to try it.  It’s cute, educational, easy to make and free!

  • Paint Sticks
  • Paint Chips from your local hardware store (I chose primary colors in bright shades)
  • Clothespins (I would avoid clothespins from the dollar store.  I found that these broke almost immediately).
  • Strong glue or Mod Podge

Cut out pieces from the paint chips to fit onto the paint stick (4-6 per stick) and some smaller strips to fit onto a clothespin.
Use glue to attach the paint chip pieces to the paint sticks and the clothespins.
That’s it!
My little guy loves attaching the clothespin to the corresponding color on the stick. This is a great road trip activity.  The pieces easily fit into a bag and they don’t make a mess in my car.  Try it out, you’ll love it!

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About the author: I am a sometimes Physical Therapist who is currently staying home with her two little boys (and one more bundle on the way!) I love photography, cloth diapering, cooking, couponing, blogging and playing with my kids!

7 comments… add one

  • This is such a cute idea, I have to make it! My daughter would love this!

  • Love this idea! It would be perfect for my nephew.

  • Pretty simple to make and cheap too, As long as it makes the little one happy, then I am happy. Will try it out!

  • Sounds like fun!

  • I just love this activity, thanks so much for sharing.

  • This is such a simple way to work on color matching!! I’m going to try this with my littlest!!

  • Oh fun activity!


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