Lesson plans were set (not in stone) and materials had been gathered. I read through all the fabulous blogs and find that Preschool Daze has the same materials in mind! Her project turned out great. Open-ended art. Love it. So, our project today involved Q-tips (well, actually cotton swabs-didn't want to waste money on the REAL ones). We used Q-tips in place of paintbrushes and then after our picture was complete, used gooey glue to add Q-tips to our paintings. I wasn't sure how this would turn out. I was so thrilled when I saw them actually building things with these cotton swabs. Houses, gates around gardens, grass blades and even Darth Vader had his light saber!