Now that the weather’s warmer and the kids are home for summer break, we’ve been enjoying most of our days outside soaking up some sun. I’ve been trying to keep them busy with projects they can do outside. One of our latest projects we created were some Fly Swatter Paint Art. It was so creative, messy, and fun! The kids loved it and it involved very little supplies. You could purchase everything at the dollar store. I do recommend this activity to be done outside because paint can splatter. And make sure to wear old clothes!
Note: This activity is best completed as an outdoor activity. Paint can splash splatter onto nearby surroundings.
Washable craft paint (pink, orange, yellow)
Large white poster board
Paint clothes or smock
Optional: clear safety goggles (to avoid paint splashing in eyes)
1. Place the poster board on a flat surface outside.
2. Pour a desired amount of each color of paint onto the poster board.
3. Have the child use the flyswatter to swat at the paint.
4. Continue doing this as often as the child seems interested! Try to cover the entire poster board with color if possible.
5. Add more paint if desired if child wants to continue painting.
6. Display the painting outdoors on the fence using clothespins until dry! Or, set aside somewhere safe to dry.
*Note: Paint may splash onto the sidewalk/driveway. I recommend washing away immediately with water and scrub brush after completing the activity to avoid staining.
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