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Program in a Post: Cotton Swab Pointillism

With this post and around $15 (or less), you can encourage young artists to try a fun new project displayed on wooden table


  • Paint (washable tempera or liquid watercolors)
  • Paint cups
  • Cotton Swab
  • Paper

Room Set UpArtCart with cotton swab pointillism project on display: Like Art Links, Squart, or Art on the Spot, this is a great activity to take out on the road to community outreach events. This is a favorite activity for our ArtCart.

Program Prep: We like to cut the paper into half sheets (around 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Pour some paint in the bottom of your cups and place a few cotton swabs in each color. Invite kids and grown ups to make art.

This is a super simple, colorful, and engaging activity!

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