Autumn crafts

Q tip blackberries craft

easy Q tip blackberry craft for kids to make this autumn

I can’t believe we’ve reached the letter Q in our weekly A-Z Play at Home blog hop already. It took me a while to think of a fun craft or activity around the letter Q and eventually I picked Q tips or cotton buds – the ones that are used for cleaning ears. It’s something every home has and I’m sure has lots of crafting possibilities.

For our Q tip blackberries craft we used:
Q tips
an elastic band
white card
black/purple/green paint

We recently picked a load of blackberries and made them into a delicious apple and blackberry pie. The kids loved foraging for blackberries and I enjoyed making the pie. It felt like the blackberries were out quite early and now they’re all gone – or everyone else has been picking them! I’m glad we got our first taste of blackberries, and I’m really hoping it won’t be the last.

Q tip blackberries craft for kids to make

I thought it would be fun to craft around the subject of blackberries so today we’re going to share our blackberry craft for kids. It uses Q tips (cotton buds) and is a great excuse to get the paint out.

Q tip blackberries craft

The kids each chose 2 colours of paint which they thought blackberries were. Between them they picked green, red, purple and black. They picked up a bunch of Q tips and we tied them together with elastic bands so they were quite secure.

Q tip blackberries craft

Then the kids were able to dip them into the paint and made blackberry shapes on the card which perfectly mimicked the drupelets of a blackberry.

blackberries craft for kids

They made lots of blackberries of all different colours before mixing up the paints.

autumn blackberries craft for kids to make

It was quite a fun, messy craft and we were left with sheets of painted blackberries.

autumn blackberries craft for kids to make



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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    August 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    This would be perfect for my almost two year old daughter, so simple, yet so much fun

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    August 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I used to love foraging for fruit as a child, this looks so much fun

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    19 Kentucky Unit Study Crafts for Kids
    April 22, 2020 at 10:13 am

    […] some q-tips together, and your kids can paint blackberries with q-tip “brushes”. The Gingerbread […]

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    Sue Gordon
    August 24, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Cotton buds should NOT be used to clean ears – they can seriously damage the ear drum!

    Great art idea, though!

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