We show you how to make your own cotton bud flower art. Make beautiful pictures using cotton buds (an “alternative brush”).

Thanks to Cristina, who sent in this great cotton bud flower art idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

Our project today was painting flowers using cotton buds.

After using all of our toilet paper rolls and doing butterflies, fish, monsters and owls.. we needed something new to do.

And I know they love painting.
We already did the hand-prints canvas and we thought to do some flowers.

For this project you need:
– paint
– cotton buds
– elastic band
– imagination and patience πŸ™‚


1. We took some cotton buds and tight the together with an elastic band.
2. Choose your paint colours, you can have 2 or 3 for the same flower.
3. Take the paper sheet and start painting.

You can do the stems and leaves first and if you have smaller toddlers you can draw with pencil the shape of flowers and they can use the cotton buds dipped in pain to do the flowers.

You put one side of the buds in a colour first and then the second end of the buds for the other colour.

A photo of 2 girls at a white table, using cotton buds and paint to make flower pictures.

Do you have any other projects planned?

We find that we did a lot more craft since in lockdown than before, we did lots of painting and activities and some outdoor activities too. Eva learned to cycle without the stabilizers too.

We did lots of baking too…


Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

I am Cristina, mother of Eva 6yrs old next month and Rita 4 and half.

Has this website and community helped you?

The Housebound with Kids community on Fb helped a lot with new ideas and things to do with the kids.

A photo of 2 girls at a white table, using cotton buds and paint to make flower pictures.