A couple months ago I posted here about fly swatter painting, sharing several photos of the aftermath.
Paint on the floors . . .
. . . doors . . .
. . . ceiling, etc.
I was chided in some quarters for not making this an outdoor activity. To be honest it had never occurred to me. Or rather, since I think of our classroom as a garage, and to me the garage is just a covered extension of the outdoors, we were in fact doing this outdoors. Still, as I watched parents struggle to scrub the spatters from the walls during our recent year-end all-hands-on-deck cleaning session, I decided I might want to give the actual outdoors a try.
I set a couple easels up under our new canopy because of the threat of rain.
Let's just say that fly swatters, paint, and an outdoor policy that there is nothing that can't be painted, lead to this:
Many children went home with paint covered bottoms
Clearly, this isn't the first time for this wall to be a canvas.
This box was a target for swatters, before becoming in impromptu
finger painting station.
Yes, the new canopy was christened.
And if you think the facilities took a hit, you should have seen the kids.
To all of you who felt this would make a better outdoor project I only have one thing to say: Thanks a lot!