Flyswatter Painting Preschool Process Art
Preschoolers love this Flyswatter Painting Process Art!
Super easy to setup and the result is frame-worthy.
This invitation to create would compliment your study of Insects, Fun in the Sun, or set it up just because!
We had a blast with this one, see our photos below.
This fun activity is one of 200 hands on preschool activities featured in our Pre-K Play Ideas eBook! Purchase our eBook to have all of these activity pages at your fingertips.
Invite your preschoolers to help squirt paint onto the poster board. We used poster board because it is sturdy so it won't tear with globs of paint on it, and it can easily be hung afterwards.
We chose three colors for this invitation; purple, yellow, and red.
After the first couple swats we paused to talk about the effects on the paper. We talked about the design the fly swatter left on the paper and how the colors blended together.
Once the kids noticed how the colors were blending together, they were inspired to slap their swatter on one color blob, then slap on another to mix further.
Add more Paint!
Keep your paint handy as they will likely want to add more. Adding a few drops at a time is helpful for keeping the paint from soaking in, and it gives a nice layering effect as the old paint dries.
Once we added all the paint we wanted, the kids decided to use the side of the flyswatter to create lines.
The Completed Piece of Art
While the art experience is the primary goal here, the final outcome is wonderful too!
The way the colors blend and the texture gives a lot for the eye to take in.
Display on the wall as a classroom effort. You can take a photograph of each artist and place it somewhere on the piece along with a quote of their favorite part of the process.
Be sure to add photographs along with their quotes to their portfolios!
Buy the eBook!
Save time planning your hands on preschool activities! Find detailed directions for this activity + 199 more in our Pre-K Play Ideas eBook! Print each activity page, or access them digitally!
You Might Like
What can I help you find?
Become a Member
Preschool Learning Centers are commonly referred to as Preschool Centers, or Learning Spaces. These are activity areas dedicated to a specific type of of play and exploring a variety of topics and activities. Download our Free set of Center Signs!