Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

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INSIDE: Fly Swatter painting is a fun and easy painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It makes a great outdoor art activity for summer!

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

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Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

How to Set Up Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

Grab a large sheet a paper and tape it to the fence using brown packing tape. Pour out some red, yellow and blue washable kids paint on some paper plates and add fly swatters.

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

Then let your kids dip the fly swatters into the paint and they wack the paper as if they are trying to kill a fly.

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

How they Played

This was a great activity for talking about colour mixing. Working vertical surfaces is also a great way to work on gross motor skills. And this was just a fun and unique way to paint in the summer!

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

After a while they started using their hands to paint and started making hand prints no the paper. Be sure to put your little one in play clothing as this is definitely a mess activity.

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer


If you want to turn this into a learning activity, write letters or numbers on the paper and invite your little one to cover the letter you call out with the paint. You could also draw small flies with letters on them for them to wack and paint.

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.

Fly Swatter Painting For Summer


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  • Large roll of white paper
  • Brown packing Tape
  • Fly swatters
  • Washable kids paint
  • Paper Plates

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