20 Learning Activities with Q-Tips

Q-tips are one of those things that you know would be great for so many different activities, but you just can't think of any. Well, I am here to help and to offer some inspiration! I collected 20 educational activities that are done with Q-Tips, including math, literacy, fine motor and science. 

20 Learning Activities with Q-Tips

Math & Literacy

Pre-Writing Q-Tip Printables by 3 Dinosaurs

Q-Tip CVC Words Printables by 3 Dinosaurs
Q-Tip Alphabet Painting Printables by From ABCs to ACTs
Q-Tip Number Painting Printables by From ABCs to ACTs
Tracing Letters on Chalkboard by I Can Teach my Child
Painting the Alphabet by Structured Play
Letter Q Craft by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Building Shapes with Q-Tips by Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Q-Tip Painting and Learning Numbers with Printable by Learn with Play at Home
Q-Tip Color Word Painting Printables by 1plus1plus1equals1

Fine Motor

Putting Q-Tips inside Straws by Mess for Less

Putting Q-Tip in Playdough by Mess for Less
Putting Q-Tips inside grated cheese container by Peaceful Parenting
Q-Tip Blow Dart Game by Kids Activities Blog
Q-Tip Snowflake Busy Bag Printable by Playdough to Plato
Q-Tip Valentine's Day Printables by Totschooling
Q-Tip Christmas Printables by Totschooling


Handprint Q-Tip Skeleton Craft by Crafty Morning

Q-Tip Dinosaur Skeletons by Family Theme Days
Magic Milk Experiment Color Explosion by Happy Hooligans


Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. my daughter has recently enjoyed crafting with q-tips so thanks for sharing so many other great ideas that we can try out!

  2. We haven't tried using q-tips yet - now we've got a to-do list!

  3. My kids both love using q-tips, now we have more things to do with them. Thanks for all the great ideas! :)