Q-tips (cotton buds, cotton swabs or how ever you call them) are one of those inexpensive items we all have at home! Here you will find 33 different ideas to use Q-tips for sensory play, learning, art and more!
Make a start with our Q Tip Sensory Bin which is filled with holes.
Have fun exploring painting on different textures with Q-tips.
A Q-tip art project to explore symmetry with your kids.
Build your own snowman on contact paper and stick on Q-tips for his arms.
Make marks with Q-tips in this print making activity in a pie pan.
Pair up Q-tips with watercolors for this process art activity.
Paint a heart full of Q-tips dots.
Explore Pointillism with Q-tips in this simple set up art activity.
Paint a rainbow with Q-tips.
Choo Choo! Work your child’s fine motor skills with this Q-tip Train Art project.
Enjoy a winter themed Q-tip project and paint some snow.
Decorate a Christmas Tree with Q-tip painted lights and baubles.
Mix up some Magic Fireworks using Q-tips.
Fill a busy bag full of Q-tips and make some snowflakes.
Paint Easter Eggs with Q-tips.
Turn Q-tips into flower petals with these two activities.
Create dancing skeletons with Q-tips.
Paint Holiday Trees onto the front your Christmas cards with Q-tips.
Play with Play dough and Q-tips.
Instead of painting with Q-tips, paint in paint with them with a printmaking activity.
Decorate snowflakes with paint covered Q-tips.
A printable pack filled with Christmas themed Q-tip painting printables.
Q-tips are perfect for making Skeletons.
Paint a Fall Tree with Q-tips.
Make Q-tip Snowflake Ornaments to go on your Christmas tree.
Learn how to dye Q-tips for play and learning.
Thread straws onto Q-tips in this fine motor skills activity.
Let it go with some Frozen themed Q-tip painting.
Have fun working through this Printable Q-tip Alphabet.
Use Q-tips to create these beautiful flowers.
Printable full of Fall Leaf Colors Q-tip Painting activities.
Make some Q-tip Firework pictures.
Set up a Q-tip maze.
Looking for more fun things to do with your kids? We want to recommend you our new book – Learn with Play (150+ Activities for Year-Round Fun and Learning)! You will find inside easy to prepare activities for everyday fun as well for all seasons and holidays! Here is a preview for you:
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Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.