10 of the Cutest Fluffiest Cotton Wool Craft Ideas for Kids

Jill Holtz

August 1, 2017

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Are you looking for a fun craft you can do at home with your child? We’ve rounded up some easy crafts to make with cotton wool balls. Here are 10 of the Cutest Fluffiest Cotton Wool Craft Ideas for Kids:

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Some of these cotton wool crafts are so cute, from bunnies to baby birds here are some fun ideas for you:

Cotton Wool Craft Ideas for Kids

#1. Cotton Wool Bunny

I don’t know about you but cotton wool balls always remind me of bunny tails. This project to make an adorable cotton wool bunny takes it a stage further using cotton wool for nearly all of the bunny. The instructions for how to make it are in Spanish but the pictures show you exactly what to do.

cotton ball bunny

Image courtesy of todomanualidades.net

#2. Cotton Wool Snowman

To make this fun cotton wool snowman, first make a snowman shaped cardboard template and then get the kids to stick on the cotton balls to make the snowman. Stick on hats and arms and decorations like scarves and buttons. You could also make Olaf from Frozen.

snowman cotton wool craft

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#3. Cotton Ball Handprint Chick Craft For Kids

We love this handprint chick craft project from iheartartsncrafts.com where the kids make the wings out of their handprints and then decorate the chicks with painted yellow cotton balls.

chick cotton wool craft

Image courtesy iheartartsncrafts.com

#4. Cotton Ball Sheep

Isn’t this cotton ball sheep so cute? Its feet and face are made from black card stuck onto the cotton ball body (made from a paper plate with the cotton wool stuck on). Find the instructions on the Preschooleractivities.us website.

sheep cotton wool

Image courtesy Preschooleractivities.us

#5. Rain Cloud Craft

This is a fun spring project to make rain clouds from cotton balls, with pretty rain drops hanging down. All the instructions are available on The Kindergarten Connection.

raincloud craft

Image courtesy thekindergartenconnection.com

#6. Four Season Tree Craft

We like this idea from the Nontoysgifts blog for making four different trees with cotton balls to learn about the four seasons.

four seasons trees craft

Image courtesy of Nontoysgifts.com

#7. Cotton Ball Snow Decorations

This would be a good project for older kids and helping them learn sewing skills too. Jamiedphoto.com shows how they made the decorations using fishing twine and a glue gun, but you could do a simpler variation using thread and the cotton balls.

 cotton wool snow

Image courtesy of jamiedphoto.com

#8. Nest with Baby Birds Craft

This is a fun, cute craft project from Cindyderosier.com, combining paper plate craft with cotton wool craft. I like the way they have used different coloured cotton wool balls to make the different baby birds.

baby nest cotton wool craft

Image courtesy of Cindyderosier.com

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#9. Cotton Ball Painting

Isn’t this a super idea from DomesticMommyhood.com? No paintbrushes required, this is an ideal fun project for preschoolers trying some cotton ball painting!

cotton ball painting

Image courtesy of Domesticmommyhood.com

#10. Santa Cotton Ball Craft

Isn’t this the perfect use for cotton balls – for Santa’s fluffy beard! You’ll find the materials and instructions on Familyeverafter blog. Kids will enjoy painting his red hat too.

santa cotton wool craft

Image courtesy of Familyeverafter

Over to you now. What fun cotton wool crafts have you made with your child? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Published On: August 1st, 2017 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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