With over 7,000 species of flies alone, you’d think that targeting them with your hands or an electric fly swatter would be simple and easy. However, the moment you clap your hands, roll a newspaper, or take your fly swatter close to the house fly perched on your table, it flies, leaving you in dismay. Flies usually escape our attacks primarily because of their 360 degree vision that enables them to escape a striking blow.
Fly swatters are exceptionally useful for removing pesky flies from your household as shown on www.pestsurvivalguide.com. However, you’d be surprised to realize that there are other playful uses for the fly swatter, but make sure you don’t use the one that has already been plagued with flies’ guts.
1) Play a Game of Balloon Badminton
First things first, we have a little disclaimer here – keep electric fly swatters out of reach of children and adults as well, especially if you’re using them for anything other than what they’re designed for. If you have the non-electric ones, then you can blow up a few balloons and have your children play a harmless game of balloon badminton in the absence of racquets.
2) Paint With a Fly Swatter
If you wish to get acquainted with your artsy vibes and are too tired to use a couple of paint brushes for creating your strokes, then introduce a fly swatter into your next painting activity with children. Take a couple of buckets or tins, fill them with different colours of paint, and hold a few canvases or white boards with large sized paper so that outdoor painting can be as messy and fun as indoors’.
3) Use Them to Make And Blow Bubbles
Making bubbles out of a tiny tin was always a harmless pastime as a child. Instead of a little tin, introduce a medium sized bucket, tin, or tray, and fill it with bubble-making solution. Have your children dip their fly swatters in the solution for making bigger bubbles.