Painting dots with q-tips is a simple fine motor skill activity for 3 and 4 year olds to do and it is such a fun preschool activity!
Our letter Q day in preschool this year was Q is for Queen. We made a really cute queen paper bag puppet as our craft. Since there really wasn’t enough about queens to fill up the day, we branched out to more Q words: Quick, Quack, Quail, Quarter, Quilt and Q-tip. Painting dots with q-tips is a fun fine motor skill activity for 3 and 4 year olds.
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Tip: Happily, this painting exercise is neat enough that we could skip the smocks however I would advise having plenty of baby wipes on hand to get those cute little painted fingers clean!
Q is for Q-tip and Quilt Preschool Painting Activity
Q is for Q-Tips and Quilts Printable*
Print the FREE PRINTABLE (here) onto cardstock.
Put “blobs” of paint on a plate to dip in.
Give each child enough cotton swabs for a clean side for every color.
i.e. four colors of paint = 2 q-tips
Child dots paint inside of the letter Q.
Tip: If you are aiming for it to look like a quilt, help them think it through. They should concentrate colors in groups. I found that my 3 year olds really didn’t do that and some even rubbed the paint on instead of dotting it. No problem! EVERYONE had FUN!
Cute! I love crafts for kids and anything with dots. I’m a kid at heart lol. Pinned, Tweeted, and followed you on Pinterest. I’m visiting from Happiness is Homemade. Thanks for hosting and letting me share #80, abstract art. The art is kid-friendly and on my blog I show a second way the art can be used. Have a nice week!
It really is fun. This is the kind of art that I like to do right at the table with the kids. You do not have to concentrate so much that it interferes with conversation! Thanks for the follows… I am heading over to see your blog right now!