Color Freight Train

I love that every month we look for new books while we are in the virtual book club for kids. This month we knew all three books by Donald Crews. We had a hard time picking just one book. We have read all three books.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

I really liked the colors in Freight Train. So that is the book we pick this month. We did two different kids of activities for our train. It was fun and interesting to see what would happen.

What you need for this activity: train cookie cutter, watercolor colored pencils, oil pastels and a foam brush.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

The first one we did was with watercolor colored pencils. She traced the train and made some rectangle boxes.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

Then she used the foam brush and water to push the colors together.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

The second one we repeated the first process of training the train and used the oil pastels for her second train.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

Then she used her finger and smudged the color across the train. We talked about how the colors mixed really easy.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

Here is a look at our two trains. We had fun comparing the two different techniques of the trains.

Color Freight Train - two types of color mixing -

Check out our other Donald Crew Activity 10 Black Dots.

If you are looking for more fun color activities check these out:

July Virtual Book Club: Donald Crews -

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Check out all the Ten Black Dots activities:

Check out all the Truck activities:

Check out these other Donald Crews Books:

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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12 Responses to Color Freight Train

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  3. I love how this captures the feel of the book. What a neat technique to share with the kids.

  4. Kristina says:

    What a neat technique!

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  6. Cerys says:

    Love the techniques used here and how you got the feel of the book.

  7. I really like how you compared the different art media!

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  9. This is a great extension to the book!

  10. Natasha says:

    I love the technique, having the kids copy what you did at the top. I like it very much.

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