Indoor Activity For Kids:

Cotton ball painting

I like how you create new fun paint brushes with this cotton ball painting. Just pinch cotton balls with the clothes pins and your kids are ready to play.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Cotton ball painting.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Pinch the cotton balls with the clothes pins

Step 3

Show your kids how to paint with the cotton balls

My daughter loves painting with little objects like qtips and cotton balls. She really enjoyed this cotton ball painting. I made 4 cotton balls for her and she used them all. She also requested more paint in her plate. This activity is really great and so easy to do.

To paint, your little ones can do a stamping movement or use strokes, like a paintbrush. Whatever you decide, your child is exercising their fingers and getting awesome fine motor practice.