25 Cotton Ball Hands-On Activities for Kids

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Cotton balls are the perfect manipulative for fun crafts and learning for kids. Grab a bag of cotton balls next time you are at the store and create one of these 25 cotton ball hands-on activities for kids.

Cotton Ball Hands-On Activities for Kids

25 Cotton Ball Hands-On Activities for Kids

We have been using cotton balls as a painting tool for years. The kids love it. They are great for sensory stimulation and easy to clean up. The focus on this set of hands-on activities is arts and crafts. Grab your craft stash box of paints and be inspired today.

Cotton Ball Art/Fine Motor

Cotton Ball Painting – The Chaos and the Clutter

DIY Truffula Trees – Fun A Day

Cotton Ball Candy Craft – The Pinterested Parent

Cotton Ball Popcorn – Glued to my Crafts

Cotton Ball Hands-on Activities for Kids Art and Fine Motor

Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting Craft for Kids – Crafty Morning

Cotton Ball Smash – Teaching Mama

Preschool Cotton Ball Clouds Activity – I Heart Crafty Things

Cotton Ball Painting – Domestic Mommyhood

Cotton Ball Spring/Summer Crafts

Paper Plate Sheep Mask for Kids – Danya Banya

Egg Carton Ice Cream Cones – In The Playroom

Sticky Sheep – Twodaloo

Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft – Kids Activities Blog

Cotton Ball Rainbow Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun

Cotton Ball Hands-on Activities for Kids Spring and Summer Crafts

Rainbow Mobile Craft for Kids – B-Inspired Mama

Preschool Letter B Craft: B is for Bunny – The Simple Parent

Q- Tip Dandelion – No Time for Flash Cards

Wonderful DIY Easy and Cute Easter Hand & Foot Print Art – Wonderful DIY

Sheep Craft for Kids – About A Mom

Cotton Ball Handprint Chick Craft For Kids – I Heart Arts n Crafts

Cotton Ball Fall/Winter Crafts

Polar Bear Craft for Kids – Fireflies and Mudpies

Inuit & Igloo Crafts – The Pinterested Parent

Cotton Ball Hands-on Activities for Kids Winter Crafts

Winter Hats Craft for Kids – Easy Peasy and Fun

Cotton Ball Sushi Craft – Pink and Green Mama

Cotton Ball Heart Painting Crafts for Kids – Sunshine Whispers

Cotton Ball Penguin – Glued to my Crafts

What are some of your favorite ways to use cotton balls for a fun, hands-on activity? Share with me below in the comments. 

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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