Swat paint printing in preschool

Any time I try a new idea I can’t help but get carried away. These were just as fun to make as they were to paint with.

Yesterday I shared how to make swatters with foam squares and straws. Today we used foam squares, foam stickers, and craft sticks.

Before decorating each foam square with craft foam stickers, we stapled the squares to a craft stick.

Then it was time to try a little printing with the paint and our new swatters.

This time we painted the swatters with a brush so we could add different colors on each of the shapes.

And then we gave a little swat on the paper!

We tried just dipping the swatter in the paint too…

The results were both fun and colorful!

Check out this wonderful and simple “I Spy Book” you can make with craft foam and craft stickers too!

By |2010-08-02T06:00:47+00:00August 2nd, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Rachel August 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Oh those look like a lot of fun! My daughter recently was gifted a bunch of foam stickers and I was trying to think of someway to re-use them! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Centers and Circle Time August 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I have lots of foam stickers too! Cute idea!

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