My son loves to paint, so when I first saw this fly swatter painting idea on Pinterest, I knew it was something we needed to try as a "project" (as he calls all of our crafts and activities). This is a really easy activity to put together, though it can definitely get messy. But fun for toddlers and preschoolers generally involves a mess, anyway, right?
This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may make a commission. Please see my disclosure for more information.
What you will need
What you will prepare
What you will do
Once everything is ready to go, give your child a flyswatter and let him place it on a plate of paint, with your assistance. Then show your child how to "swat" the paint on the paper. This is a great activity for color recognition with younger toddlers and color mixing with older toddlers or preschoolers... because there is almost certain to be mixing!
We had the best time making our fly swatter art. When you're done, you can roll it up and throw it out or let it dry and save it to put your little artist's work on display.