Sunday, July 7, 2013

Toddler Art - Painting with Q Tips

Painting with Q Tips is an open ended art activity perfect for little hands - toddlers, preschoolers. It is a great fine motor activity too!
Today's guest post is brought to you by Georgina, a British crafty mom living in America with her husband and son. She loves doing all kinds of arts and crafts with her son, and enjoys the challenge of keeping him interested and engaged. She shares her ideas at Craftulate
Q-Tips (cotton buds) are great for little hands and for working on those fine motor skills. A while ago we tried using them for applying glue - with great success!  So I decided we should try painting with them. 

My son (just turned 2) was very comfortable using the Q-Tips as a tool and we have now painted with them several times over the last few weeks. 

On some occasions I would demonstrate to him how to make lots of dots, other times I would leave him to paint however he wanted.

As well as abstract designs, Q-Tips would be the perfect tool for painting snow, leaves on a tree, fireworks, flowers - all kinds of things!

Thank you Georgina! We do love playing and painting with cotton swab aka Q Tips. Here are some of  the ways we have played with them:

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Cute activity! I think my 3 year old would have fun with this!

What a cute idea! I might have to try this sometime soon! Thanks for sharing!

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