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Late last year, we tried our hand at painting with Q-Tips for the first time and ever since, the preschooler has been hooked. It doesn’t matter if we’re using them with Q-Tip painting printables or if we’re just freestyle painting, he loves it.
So far, we have worked our way through numbers 1-10 and the uppercase alphabet. This time however, when we busted out the Q-Tips for a little fun fine motor painting, we decided to give shapes a try instead.
With this set, I changed up a couple of things that were bugging me a bit with the last two sets. The first being that I made the circles just a tiny bit bigger so that it wasn’t quite so hard for those little hands to make the Q-Tip fit into the center of the circle and second, I added the name of the shape below in a traceable font so that my little guy could learn to recognize the name as well as practice his handwriting skills at the same time.
I, personally, love activities like this because they require so little prep work. Just grab a couple of Q-Tips, some paint colors and you’re good to go! We’ve have had a lot of fun with them and as long as you have something under your paper (just in case the paint bleeds through) there is very little to clean up when you’re done.
We’ve been working our way through the five shapes that are included in the download by doing one every couple of days and they’ve made a great quiet activity so they are perfect for little sister’s nap time :)
If you decide to use them, let me know! I’d love to know if your little ones enjoy them as much as we have!