Thursday, August 26, 2010

* Mom Would Never Let Me Do This At Home Camp: Painting with Fly Swatters Outdoors!

I hosted my final art camp, "Mom Would Never Let Me Do This At Home! Art Camp" 
last week and we went out with a messy bang!

The day was filled with  outdoor projects  and lots of  abstract expressionism.
Our projects were so messy that we did all but one outdoors
and got progressively messier with each station.

One of our projects was "Fly Swatter Painting"inspired by Teacher Tom's blog
and his classroom antics; I picked up two big packages of fly swatters from our local dollar store.
I set out trays of paint in the grass and each kid labeled their paper before
we started working. Then, each kid grabbed a swatter, smacked it in the paintand started swatting their papers!

I wish I had a photo of the artists in action but I only got shots of their work when they were done. 

This group of kids had a great time  and we were covered in paint from head to toe by the end of camp-- I ended up just filling up two  wading pools in my driveway with some mild soap
and hosed off all of the kids before returning them to their parents!

Happy Mess-Making! 
Next up....
Large Scale Marble Painting!!

pink and green mama


Skamamama said...

we LOVE fly swatter painting. we did it twice this summer. once during our Pre K Eric Carle Bug Camp and the other during Backyard Camping Camp. During Eric Carle week I also read Old Black Fly and we did fly swatter painting to go along with that.
i LOVE your site. thanks for all you offer! we've done the rainbow rice sensory box and the eye spy bottles. the georgia okeefe art has been MY favorite. i framed the boys' creations.
happy creating!

Nita said...

Here's one mom who will be trying this at home. I'm sure my children would love it...especially the hosing off at the end. Thanks for another great idea.

Counting Coconuts said...

LOVE this one - looks like lots of fun! Your pictures turned out beautifully, too. Thank you for sharing!

amelia said...

your art camp are great.. i love everything you do with your kids. i also showed one of your rainbow craft at my blog.. :)

Elle Belles Bows said...

GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!

shirley said...

I absolutely love your blog! You have such great ideas for kids. I am always struggling to come up with things my boys will enjoy (5 & 3) and I have found so many ideas they love on your site. Thank you so much for sharing and helping me make special memories with my boys!

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