Christmas is just around the corner. Perhaps a beautiful Q-tip painted Christmas tree would be just the thing to provide a bit of holiday cheer?
Not only do these make a great fine motor activity for kids, they are so beautiful that they are displayed in a prime spot in our living room right now. Indeed, my kids had so much fun making these that making just one Q-tip painted Christmas tree wasn’t enough!
Note: For more Christmas activities your kids will love, see my Christmas Activities for Kids page.
To start, I folded a sheet of green heavyweight construction paper in half. I traced half a tree onto the paper and then cut it out. When I opened the paper back up I had a perfectly symmetrical tree.
Once I had the tree shapes prepared, I placed the following materials onto a tray:
I then invited the kids to begin painting. QBoy got right to work making small dots with his Q-tips.
XGirl got very creative with mixing colors together.
After completing one tree each, both kids were still very engaged and wanted to paint some more. So I kept cutting new tree outlines in various sizes for them to decorate.
And now we have a beautiful forest of Christmas trees in our living room. 🙂
More Christmas resources
More Christmas crafts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Craft stick reindeer
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Christmas tree ribbon craft
- Cinnamon Christmas ornaments
- DIY Christmas snow globes
- Sand-filled Christmas ornaments
- Fine motor Christmas craft
- Gingerbread man craft