Fly Swat Painting is a super fun, unique painting experience. My kids love to paint, but it was time for some inspiration to take painting to the next level – and they loved this! I did too, to be honest, it’s very therapeutic!
This messy play activity also created a great opportunity to get outdoors. And I’m also now stocked up with very cool wrapping paper!
What You’ll Need:
- Washable paint
- Dish or tray for the paint (I used a kitchen tray covered with greaseproof paper)
- Fly swats
- Newsprint or large pieces of paper (I recently purchased an extra large roll of newsprint from our local newspaper office)
Fly Swat Painting Instructions:
Head outside and set up your paper. I covered the kid’s table with newsprint, but you could tape the paper to the ground or even hang it with sellotape to a fence or wall.
Squeeze the paint onto the tray. We started off with two colours, but added a third later on.
Make sure your child has old clothing on, or protect their clothes with a Craft Apron or pair of Coveralls.
Miss 5 easily still fits her size 4 Craft Apron.
Simply push a fly swat into the paint and then pretend you’re swatting at flies on the paper!
Master 7 wasn’t interested in being involved at first, but once he saw Miss 5 having a blast he was all in!
He had a lot more strength and power behind his swats so safety goggles were needed to prevent any paint from getting in his eyes.
Here are both kids having a blast fly swat painting:
The results were awesome too! I’ve cut up their creations to use as gift wrap.
If your kids enjoy painting, they’ll probably love our homemade bath paint recipe too. Check it out here.
For more fun, simple arts and crafts and messy play activities sign up to our newsletter. Plus you’ll also go in the draw to win a $50 Mud Mates voucher!*
* One winner drawn every month and will be notified via email.