Do you have extra cotton balls in your bathroom? Get creative! Grab a bag or two and check out this list of creative crafts with cotton balls.
When it comes to inexpensive and unconventional crafting supplies, you just need to look around your home. So far, I have a list of crafts using paper cups, straws, coffee filters, cardboard and even pista shells. There are so many other ideas on my list of budget crafts. Today I’ll give you some craft ideas using cotton balls. Yep, cardboard toilet paper tubes aren’t the only craft supply you can find in your bathroom!
What can you make with cotton balls?
When trying to decide on a craft or DIY project using a specific item, ask yourself “What comes to mind when I look at it?” When I look at cotton balls I think fluffy, white, and airy. What else can you describe with one or all of these adjectives?
Clouds, snowmen, marshmallows, some fur (bunnies, lambs, Yeti?), Santa’s beard, popcorn, ghosts, cotton candy...
These are things you could make with cotton balls!
Keep in mind that the craft you make doesn’t have to be for kids. Adults can also use cotton balls in their DIY projects. If you look at the list above, there are some items that have to do with holidays. You can make a snowman wreath or an Easter bunny wall hanging.
Are you starting to get some ideas? If not, the list below should give you some inspiration. Scroll down for 30 crafts with cotton balls…
Crafts with Cotton Balls
Get creative! Grab a bag or two of cotton balls and check out this list of creative crafts with cotton balls.
Baby Lamb Costume
Oh my word, this DIY Halloween costume is cute! Who knew cotton balls could look adorable? They're glued to a onesie, and the rest is really easy to make.
You're going to love this Scandinavian inspired craft idea for the holidays. Learn how to make a DIY gnome with unrolled cotton balls for the beard!
Paper Strip Rainbow
Use up all of those extra pieces of construction paper with this 3D paper strip rainbow craft! They sit upright on their cotton ball clouds so you can use them as decorations on a nightstand or hang them from the ceiling.
This mistletoe craft is so fun and easy for Christmas. Learn how to make a mistletoe branch with felt and twigs. And those berries? You guessed it — made from cotton balls! You can re-use this year after year.
If you're looking for a good pinecone craft, this is snowy owl is a fun idea! All you'll need to make the "snow" is (you guessed it) cotton balls.
Use these Easter bunny binoculars to help find those hidden eggs at the Easter egg hunt! Or, you can just play a fun game of I Spy.
Cindy created these cute little birdies with her son for an 'N is for nest' activity. I am in love with those adorable chalk rubbed cotton ball chicks!
Make an adorable handprint lamb craft with your little one. Perfect for Easter, handprint crafts are ideal keepsakes to save or give to grandparents.
Celebrate the start of spring with this super cute rain cloud craft. He's washing away the snow and then the sun will come up!
Sunrise Art Project
Make some sunrise art using coffee filters and cotton balls. No two will be alike with those cotton ball clouds!
Will their be 6 more weeks of winter? Make your own groundhog day craft and you can recreate him popping out to say hello!
TP Roll Santa
Sit down for a weekend with some toilet paper rolls and cotton balls to make the cutest Santas ever. They are relatively easy to make and you'll be proudly displaying them the whole holiday season!
New Year's Eve Hat
Get in the festive mood by making and wearing a fun hat for New Year's Eve! This one is complete with funky cotton balls towering above it.
I really like the mix of textures in this wreath. I've made pom pom wreaths, and I've seen cotton ball wreaths, but this one combines them into one beautiful wreath!
Rainbow crafts are always a hit with kids. Dyed penne pasta makes an really cool rainbow for this cotton ball cloud mobile!
These fluffy sweets are all made using cotton balls. Make cream filled cookies, mini cupcakes and cone full of ice cream!
Your tweens will love creating their own galaxy in a bottle! It is beautiful when finished and makes a fun piece of art for their room.
Santa Beard Disguise
Kids can create their own beard and mustache to look just like Santa! They can then have fun coming up with ideas for the rest of their outfit.
I see a new project in your future. This amazing crystal ball! A globe light cover, LED lights and cotton balls create this mystical piece.
Cotton stems are often used in home decorating. These stems are pretty much free and were made using found sticks, cotton balls and pista shells!
Cotton ball ghosts are a classic craft you may remember creating yourself when you were little. It was fun then, and it is still fun now!
I had to include this bowl on the list because I couldn't believe it was made using cotton balls! I'm sure not too many of you have a wood lathe at home, but if you do, you really should try this project that looks like stone.
Craft sticks, paper and cotton balls come together to make sweet little Santa hats! Keep them as-is or add some string or a hook to hang them on the tree.
Mesh Rainbow Flower Wreath
Follow along with the video to make this poly mesh rainbow flower wreath with a cotton ball center. Adults love rainbows too!
If you like using mesh, check out these deco mesh Christmas wreaths.
Create your very own fluffy and furry polar bear! Did you know they have black skin? Make this craft as you learn other fun facts about polar bears.
Cotton Ball Art
Dye cotton balls various colors and then use them to create your very own art! Jamie's daughter made this pretty scene with flowers and a rainbow in the sky.
Isn't it great that you can really make anything into a unicorn? I love the heart "sprinkles" on the cotton ball icing for this unicorn cupcake. Almost sweet enough to eat!
Move over popcorn garland, cotton ball garland is the next inexpensive way to decorate your tree! It is probably the easiest project on this list, and it looks beautiful against the green of a Christmas tree.
Four Season Trees
Talk about the seasons and what trees you may see with this cotton ball craft. You should have all of the supplies at home already!
A milk jug is perfect for making this fun igloo craft. Once you've completed the igloo, make a few penguins to hang around outside!
Are you ready to grab your bag of cotton balls and get crafting? Before you go, you should check out these other popular budget crafts using items from around your home: