Q-Tips are so versatile! We we always keep them on hand for engaging crafts for our preschoolers. A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snow flakes. The kids love to cut them all themselves so there is minimal preparation on the teachers part.
Here is what you'll need to get started.
How to Make Q-Tip Snow Flakes With Preschoolers:
- Lots of Q-Tips
- Small cup of glue
- Blue construction paper
- Pictures of snow flakes
The Process: Allow children to freely cut the Q-Tips. They love this part! Pass out small cups of glue and let children arrange them on the paper. Allow them to figure out how they will glue it down to adhere on the paper.
What Skills Kids are Learning: Spacial awareness, fine motor, problem solving, counting and math, balance and symmetry
- Instead of colored construction paper have the children paint their own winter sky as the background.
- Use clear of silver glitter for a celestial effect!