Do you have an extra cotton balls laying around? Create sensory magic with these fun crafts that all use an unexpected craft supply: cotton balls! Cotton ball crafts are perfect for little sensitive fingers and can make the fluffiest things!
With fun pictures, crafts, and wearables, these crafts will give your preschooler hours of fun and great sensory play!
Have a wonderful and creative cotton ball date with these super fun ideas!
Fun and Creative Cotton Ball Craft Ideas for Kids
1. Make a Cotton Ball Alpaca
This alpaca craft by Little Red Hen and Friends is adorable and easy to make with items you already have at home!
2. Cotton Ball Bunny Craft
B is for bunny, and this little cottontail is cute as it can be! Help your preschooler make this cotton ball project by The Simple Parent!
3. Beard Made of Cotton Balls
This beard craft by A Little Learning for Two is a great and easy wearable that your kids can play with year-round.
4. Campfire and “Marshmallow” Handprints
Toast marshmallows over a handprint fire with this fun handprint art by Glued To My Crafts!
5. Fluffy Cotton Cloud Learning Craft
Teach your preschooler all about clouds using cotton balls in this fun activity by I Heart Crafty Things!
6. Create Cotton Ball Art
Create a beautiful cotton ball art like this one from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom that you’ll want to hang on the refrigerator.
7. Let’s Count!
Use cotton balls for this sensory counting project with toddlers by Motherhood On A Dime!
8. Adorable Dandelion Art from Q-tips
This cotton ball and q-tip dandelion art idea from No Time for Flashcards is beautiful and super easy to make! great for any bees looking to pollinate!
9. Frozen-Inspired Craft with Cotton Balls
Do you want to build a snowman? How about a snow castle in this awesome idea from Crafty Morning?
10. Boo! Cotton Ball Ghosts
These are friendly ghosts – I promise. And their cute cotton ball bodies are soft for little hands, so make these crafts by Thriving Home with your preschooler this Halloween!
11. Cotton Ball Igloo Craft
How fun is this milk jug igloo? What a great way to teach your kiddo about Eskimos using this fun craft by The Pinterested Parent! This is a simple paper plate craft and a great cotton balls penguin craft if your little one is interested in the Antarctic.
12. Cute Little Lamb Mask
This fun sheep or lamb mask idea from Danya Banya is easy to make and your preschooler will bah bah bah love it!
13. Cute Cotton Ball Lamb
Or you can make a sheep with fun, crinkly footsies, like this one from Vicky Barone! This great craft is easy peasy for any young kids and can even develop fine motor skills.
14. Cotton Ball Olaf
Now, if an ice castle isn’t what you want to make, you can make a real, well, cotton Olaf straight from Frozen following the steps from Hip And Simple! The perfect winter craft!
15. Cotton Ball Oyster
This oyster idea by Crafty Crafted is hiding a fun ‘pearl’ surprise inside!
16. Sweet Little Lamb Craft
Create a paper chain lamb that your kiddo will love to show off, like this one by Free Kids Crafts.
17. Pink Cotton Ball Pig
This piggy craft by Housing a Forest is pretty in pink and precious as pudding!
18. Cotton Ball Popcorn Art
This movie theater popcorn idea by Glued to my Crafts can be made at home, but I wouldn’t recommend eating it. Dip cotton balls in yellow paint like you dip popcorn in butter!
19. Make a Cloud
These beautiful cloud mobiles by The Kindergarten Connection are easy for your preschooler to make using cotton balls for clouds! These rain clouds have some real big rain drops!
20. Colorful Rainbow and Cloud Craft
Create a rainbow that your kiddo will proudly show off to anyone who comes to visit, like this one by A Night Owl!
21. Blast Off Rocket Craft
Blast off for fun with this rocket with cotton smoke! Poof! Awesome cotton ball craft from No Time For Flashcards!
22. Shaun the Sheep Paper Plate Craft
Shaun the sheep is hanging out at your house. Or at least his doppleganger is when your toddler makes this art idea by Our Crafts N Things! Glue can really make any cotton ball sheep come together!
23. Cotton Ball Snowman Craft
This little snowman idea by Housing a Forest is easy for little hands, and so much fun as an indoor craft!
24. Make Play Sushi
These pretend sushi idea from Pink and Green Mama is easy to make, and cotton balls make perfect rice. Yum!
25. Patriotic Cotton Ball Craft
Uncle Sam is hanging out at your house, or at least his popsicle stick portrait is when your kiddo makes this art idea by Jump Start!
More Creative and Fun Activities for Preschoolers from Play Ideas
- Check out these yummy cotton candy ideas for your next kid’s party!
- Art with cotton balls can be fun! Make a cotton ball painting.
- Handprint crafts has never been this easy for your toddler!
- Popsicles come in handy! Try these colorful and creative crafts today!
- Wake up the more creative spirit in your kids with these creative clothespin crafts!
- You can do MORE creative and fun things with Kool Aid!
- These silly spoon crafts for preschoolers will create such fun times!
Which cute and creative cotton ball craft are you making with your preschooler today?