Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fly Swatter Painting

Fly Swatter + Sidewalk Paint = Lots of Fun


I knew this was comin  haha!

Oh how I love this boy :)

Admiring his work!

Fly Swatter Painting!
So, I usually try to find homemade recipes for paints and doughs but I caved and bought the Crayola Sidewalk Paint at Walmart. They were such BRIGHT colors, neon like. I paid $2.00 each for yellow, pink, and blue. It easily washes off. It was worth it to me for the fun that we had but i'll definately be trying the homemade sidewalk paint for more fun this summer!

 MAKE your own Sidewalk Paint.
You’ll Need
* 1/4 cup of corn starch
* 1/2 cup water
* Food Coloring
Combine the corn starch and water. Stir until you have worked any lumps out and have a nice smooth consistency. I like to do this in cleaned yogurt or sour cream containers. Add food coloring and mix well. It’s ready to be used for painting.

Note: Sidewalk Paint easily washes off with water.

This was such a fun activitiy for L. We were both covered in paint by the end of it!
Such a blast!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this idea on It's Playtime too! He looks like he had a blast and it's a great idea!

    Rachele @ Messy Kids

  2. Wonderful, messy, creative play! We recently did fly swatter painting outside at preschool, only we used cut up sponge dipped in paint = the kids whacked the sponges with the fly swatters, and dipped them back in the paint to go again. So much fun!

  3. I linked to your idea in my post today:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try this with my 2 yr old.

  5. I love the ideas you've posted, and your boys are just the cutest!!!

  6. I did this today with my nephew. Only the paint was very runny! We had fun nevertheless. Is there any thing that would thicken up the paint?

    1. Glad you guys had fun! You could add some cornstarch to thicken up the paint a bit :)

  7. Loving that jumbo-sized flyswatter! Great pics!


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