Making your own paint swatters for preschool

Making your own paint swatters for preschool

I just love all the swatter painting that has been going on out there in preschool blog land and happened to be at school and noticed a teacher that had made her own swatters.

My niece and I thought we would make a few of our own swatters.

We used foam squares, straws, hole punches, and a stapler.  But I think you could use paper from other textures as well like sand paper, construction paper, and wall paper.

Just punch holes all around and throughout your squares.

Then staple your straw in the center leaving enough of the straw available for a handle to hold.

We dipped the swatters in the paint…..

And then swatted our paper…

The nice thing about using foam squares and straws is that our swatters were easily washable and we can use them on another day!

Just think of all the ways you could change this up. You could cut the foam into circles, hearts, and more!
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  • Jen Posted August 1, 2010 9:39 am

    Oh how fun! Clever way to make swatters at home. My older girls would even love this- 6 and 8. Thanks for sharing- love your website/ blog. So glad that I found it.


  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted August 1, 2010 10:05 am

    Yes, my niece is 11 and she loved making the swatters with me.

  • Nadia Posted August 2, 2010 11:12 am

    what a great idea!! I’m gonna try this hopefully today! My kids would love it.. I wish i had different types of hole punchers though, like stars!

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted August 2, 2010 7:51 pm

    LOL! I couldn’t find just a plain hole puncher:)

  • Maha Posted September 1, 2010 2:55 am

    wow,it’s amazing
    i’ll do it in Addition to explain
    why we should make a hole?

    Thanks for sharing
    & keep going


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