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Fly swat painting for toddlers & preschoolers

 
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this fly swat painting activity! Fly swat painting is a great outdoor messy play activity you can do at home with a cheap fly swat and homemade or shop-bought paints.It’s such a fun way to paint and will take your toddler’s or preschooler’s artwork to a whole new level!
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this fly swat painting activity!

Fly swat painting is a great outdoor messy play activity you can do at home with a cheap fly swat and homemade paints or shop-bought paints.

It’s such a fun way to paint and will take your toddler’s or preschooler’s artwork to a whole new level!

It will also help to build their hand-eye coordination and use their whole bodies as they swat the paint onto the paper.

Have a go at this fun fly swat painting idea from our friends at Mud Mates.
 

Fly swat painting for toddlers & preschoolers


What you’ll need for the fly swatting activities

 
  • Newsprint or large pieces of paper
  • Washable paint in 2 or 3 colours
  • Dish or tray for the paint
  • Fly swats
 

Fly swat painting instructions


1. Head outside and set up your paper on a table or the ground, or even hang it with tape to a fence or wall.

2. Squeeze the different coloured paints onto the dish or tray.

3. Get your toddler or preschooler to push a fly swat into the paint and then pretend they’re swatting at flies on the paper.

They'll have a great piece of art in no time!

Tips for fly your fly swat activating
 
  • You might want your toddler or preschooler to wear safety googles or swimming goggles to prevent any paint from getting into their eyes.
 
  • Cut up your toddler’s or preschooler’s artwork and use it for gift wrapping paper.

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