Fall Tree Q-Tip Painting

by Amy on October 9, 2009

fall tree Q-tip painting project

Here’s a fun and simple art project for your fall weekend – painting fall trees with q-tips.  The q-tips require a bit more patience when painting than a brush does, so I recommend a small piece of paper for this activity.  Let your child explore making dots, lines, and swirls with the q-tip!


Have a great weekend and happy playing!


becky@oursweetpeas October 9, 2009 at 11:11 am

Really, really cute. I may have to try this one!

Catherine October 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm

my son loves to paint with q-tips (well, we call them cottonbuds) and having tried it myself it is soothing. I find it like writing with a smooth pen.

Catherine October 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I love your blog, I get so much out of it. I have done q-tip painting with my kiddos as well but we use food colouring. Check out my post about it (http://ginghamcherry.blogspot.com/2008/09/stitched-books-cotton-bud-q-tip.html). You might like it as the colours are so vibrant.

Nicole October 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I love this! I’ve got to have my son paint with q-tips sometime – it’s something I’ve never thought of! Thank you!

Megan at Simple Kids October 12, 2009 at 11:16 am

My girls LOVE painting with q-tips. Actually, they love painting with anything. :D Great fall inspiration!

Kristen October 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Cute idea! Where did you get those mini paint holders?

Elise October 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm

It’s always fun using something different to paint with. My little girl also loves painting with cotton buds (we call them cotton buds here in Australia).

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