It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: Cotton Swab Tree Craft! - Alexandra


Cotton Swab Tree Craft! - Alexandra

My daughter loves crafts but it is hard to find something fun and new to do! To help us find unique crafts we try to find crafts that are seasonal or holiday themed. One of our favorite crafts is cotton swab trees! We make these trees every year because they are so easy and so cute! Keep reading to see how we make these trees!

To make cotton swab trees all that you need is paint (we use orange, yellow, green, and red), cotton swabs, a pencil, and a cup. 

The first thing we do is trace the top of the cup three times a piece of poster paper. 
You can do more circles or less, depending on how many trees you want to make! 

Next we used the brown marker to draw the trunk of the tree. 
Then we drew branches inside of the circle that we drew.

Once we were done getting the base of the tree ready we started adding on the colored leaves by dipping one end of a cotton swab into the paint and dabbing inside of the circles. Once your circle is filled how you want it you can let it dry. Once your paint is dry you erase the outline of the circle that you drew around where the paint went and then you are done! 

When we were done making the trees Mia decided to use some of her fall stickers to decorate her picture and also added some grass and a sun! 


  1. Very cute! She does great work! You need to frame it!

  2. This is so pretty! As the other comment said, it should be framed!

  3. Awwww that is so neat, I never thought of using cotton buds for painting, it turned out really well!

  4. Awww!! This is such a cute holiday craft that my 6 and 4 year old would enjoy. I'm thinking of having them do some on thick card stock that we can fold into greeting cards!

  5. Well that's a fun way to craft with the littles. It turned out so cute too!

  6. That is a super cute idea! And I think I may actually have everything for my kids to do it too!

  7. To influence this tree all you to require is a few exceptionally sound looking pine cones. family tree picture frame