Painty Toddler Fun: Cotton-bud painting

Aug 24, 2013 by

Painty Toddler Fun: Cotton-bud Painting

The toddler is finally over his fear of paints and we are now having lots of painty toddler fun.  It has taken a while for us to get here and it has been achieved by painting with lots of different materials from around the house.

So far we have painted with pom poms, potatoes, marshmallows, toilet rolls and cotton wool.  This week we tried painting with cotton-buds.


Painting with cotton buds

W really enjoyed himself and got stuck straight in!

Toddler painting with cotton buds

First he used the buds like a brush making sweeping strokes, and then discovered he could make lots of lovely spots by simply dabbing them.

Painty Toddler Fun Cotton bud painting

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  1. I reckon your house is like the Blue Peter studio these days.

    • It does, although I am sadly lacking in sticky-back plastic. I currently have an awesome array of cardboard boxes though ;)

  2. What he said! Looks like jolly good fun too!

  3. Love this, we do it a lot at in my classes at school. Also tends to be a tidier way of painting. I linked up through the pin it party!


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