Cotton balls is a great on-hand item to use in crafts. They are great for making fluffy fur, a fluffy tail, or for making a snowman. They can be used to make a soft cushion or the inside of a teddy bear. Below you will find many arts and crafts projects and activities for kids to do with cotton balls from around the house. With cotton balls, you can create a lot of cool craft creations.
Find a nice sized jar that you are allowed to use. Next crumble up balls of paper. Next tape it to the jar until it takes on the shape of a snowman. The head goes on top of the lid...so crumple up paper there to. When you are happy with the shape that the paper has taken on, you can then glue on cotton balls to the paper to form a beautiful snowman. Make a hat with a cylinder toilet paper roll and 2 circles. Glue them together. This is the had and goes on top of the head. Use pipe cleaners for stick / twig hands. Twist them into a 'Y' shape. Then attach them to the snowman. Use ribbon for a scarf. Be creative and make the snowman just the way that you like it. The head is a twistable head so you can take it off to put stuff in the jar.
Make Cotton Pipe Cleaner Sheep
Get a dental roll of cotton, clump of cotton, or cotton sheet (2"x1") that you roll into a cylinder to use for the body of the sheep. Cut a black pipe cleaner in half and twist it around the front...leaving a bit of room for the sheep's head. And also twist the other half of the pipe cleaner to the back of the cotton roll. These are the front and back legs of the lamb. Take your fingers and 2 spots on the top-front of the cotton roll for ears. Also take some extra cotton and glueit to the the back of the sheep for a tail. Glue Googly eyes to the front of the face and now you have a sheep.
Even More Crafts with Cotton Balls
Making Popsicle Stick Cotton Santa Clause Christmas Tree Ornaments - Make your own Santa Clause Ornaments decoration for your Christmas trees. This is just a sample Christmas Tree Ornament, you can use your creativity to make kings, angels and other Christmas characters using the same technique. Have fun.
Make Your Own Wooden Upholstered Dollhouse Furniture - Make your dollhouse furniture with wooden blocks, cotton balls, and fabric or felt.
Cotton Texture Pictures - Make real looking clouds with cotton balls...find out how to make these texturized pictures here.
Bunny Ears Easter Bunny Craft Idea for Kids - With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make a cute Easter Bunny with your child’s own handprints. Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever.
Make Cotton Ball Revolutionary War Wigs - This is an adorable George Washington Wig made from cotton balls, ribbon, and a brown paper bag. Really cute.
Make Cottonball Handprints Lambs - Since I am so in love with little handprints, I enjoy doing crafts where I can capture my children’s handprints once again for posterity reason. This craft, handprint lamb, is a great way to capture a handprint but it also adds a touch of spring to your crafts and gives your child a new way to use his hands.
Cork Bunnies - Make a cork bunny with the following easy-to-follow directions.
Making Santa Clause Clothespin Ornaments - This tutorial shows you how to make a Santa Claus Clothespin Ornament. The craft makes a cute Santa Claus that is perfect to hang on your Christmas Tree....some of the materials are felt, cotton, clothespin, and paint.
Bird in Tree Box - This is a great Springtime craft - make a bird hanging out in a tree...this craft uses a shoe box, some cotton balls, and a tree branch.
3D Snowman Picture - Make a 3-dimensional shadow picture of a snowman made with cotton balls.
Handprint Lambs for Easter - This is a great Easter Lamb craft for preschoolers.
Paper Santa Hats - Use paper and some cotton balls to make a cute Santa Clause Hat.