Ideas for Using ~ Q-Tip Painting Printables

Ideas for Using Q Tip Painting Printables

My daughter is the queen of loving something one day and hating it the next. She definitely keeps me on my toes. I began creating Q-Tip painting printables because she LOVED them and then suddenly she was SO over them. Anyone else relate?

I had to get creative with how we would use them and once I did, she loved them again! She now uses them weekly again, but chooses her method each time.


WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! If you notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

Below you will see several ideas for using these printables.

The obvious use is Q-Tips and paint. We use both tempera paint and water color paint. This was  the main reason they were created, and I was originally inspired by this post. You can see our original intro post here.

Q Tip Painting ABC Printables -3970

Home Preschool Letter Jj -4026

Home Preschool Letter R -0760


We have also cut straws down to a tiny size and let her paint with those.  I did this both for something different and also to make the grip area even smaller than a Q Tip to force her to use a better grip.

Home Preschool Letter R -0749


Adding glue dots and glitter is another fun activity, and one of her favorites.  She is usually able to add glue dots to some of them and then I finish when it gets too hard.

Mouse Paint -8284

If managing a glue bottle is too much, try a toothpick!  I put a small amount of white glue in a craft cup and give her a toothpick to dot the glue on.

Home Preschool  Letter U -3666

Then we sprinkle on the glitter!

Mouse Paint -8288

Home Preschool Letter M -8281


Another spin on the use of glue is to glue on Perler beads.  Again, she will add the glue for some and I will finish.  Then she adds all of the beads.

Noah's Ark -9150

Noah's Ark -9149


Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below {click here to see any new themes added after this post was published}! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Lalaloopsy  Sofia

Despicable Me  Tinkerbell

Jack in the Beanstalk Mouse Paint

Noah's Ark  Thanksgiving

Nativity  Christmas

The Mitten  Winter Clothing

Q Tip Alphabet Painting  Q Tip Painting Number Printables

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