Fly Swatter Painting & Kid's Co-op 10

painting with fly swatters

I had this great idea for painting with fly swatters.  A roll of paper, some paint, and a few clean flyswatters and we'd be ready to create some outdoor art. Then I saw that other people with other blogs also had this very same great idea (Deborah from Teach Preschool did a great one at The Imagination Tree.)  The good news is that my kids don't read blogs, so it was new to them and they LOVED it.

What brought about this great (but apparently not very original) idea was the book Old Black Fly.  Great rhyming text takes you through the alphabet as the fly lands on the crust of an Apple pie and makes the Baby cry.  What we really love though, are Stephen Gammell's illustrations. Especially the one at the end when Old Black Fly is not going to be bothering anyone anymore, if you know what I mean.



To start I took a long roll of paper and put drops of paint ("flies") all along it.

painting with fly swatters

We got ourselves ready.

painting with fly swatters
Safety goggles from Target's dollar spot
Then we were ready to go!

painting with fly swatters

Lots of messy fun.  They wanted to do it over and over!

Reading Confetti

How've you been getting messy this week?  I'd love for you to link up.  I'll be sharing your ideas throughout the week on my facebook page and the Kid's Co-op Pinterest Board (being seen by over 285,000 followers is not too shabby!).

Linking to Sun Scholars, Read Explore Learn, Sharing Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, I Can Teach My Child
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10 comments:

  1. That is so cute. I am going to try that! :)

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  2. I've not seen Fly Swatter painting before! But it looks so fun!! Will definitely have to do when it gets a tad bit warmer! I linked up our Jellyfish unit w/ a picture of my son with "jellyfish" (glowsticks) in the bath : ) Check it out when you get a chance and thanks for hosting!!

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  3. I LOVE this idea! My daughter always wants to play with ours and this is the perfect activity! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Oh my gosh that is great!! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/enchanted-childhood-playschool-april.html

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  5. LOVE the goggles! This is a great outdoor activity!

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  6. What a wonderful book! I love your bug swatting practice session!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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  7. What a great idea! I can't wait for warmer weather so I can try this with my class. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. You fly swatter painting looks like so much fun, and I love the goggles. Perfect.

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  9. Super fun painting idea! And we're putting the book on our to read list.

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  10. Love it!! So so much fun...we'll have to try this one soon :)

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