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.
We got ourselves ready.
|Safety goggles from Target's dollar spot|
Lots of messy fun. They wanted to do it over and over!
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!).