Car Wash Activity


  • Storage container
  • shaving cream
  • toy cars
  • laundry basket
  • rubber pads
  • laundry basket
  • dish
  • warm water
  • food colouring
  • tea-towel


This shaving cream car wash is a terrific activity for kids who love cars and trucks and who love messy play and love playing with cars. Line up three stations for this activity: A station to get the cars dirty, another to rinse the cars and get them clean, and a third one to dry the cars

Station 1: For the first station, use a storage container and covered the lid with shaving cream.

Station 2: Next to the car wash, turn over a laundry basket, and set a glass dish on top. Put a couple of non-slip rubber pads underneath the dish to keep it from sliding around. Fill the dish with warm water and add a couple of drops of blue food colouring. This will be the rinse-station.

Station 3: A third stool with a tea-towel draped over the top served as a place to dry the cars.

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