Buttons are a wonderful craft material, because they can be used for so many different projects and activities, including:
- button art
- tic tac toe games
- counting games
- fine motor skills practice
- jewellery & hair accessories
Here are some of our favourite button craft ideas for kids:
Or why not try this simple flower button art – from Craftulate.
Turn colourful buttons into fish and create a pretty underwater picture – from I heart crafty things.
Make a rainbow caterpillar with buttons and a craft stick – from Artsy craftsy mom.
Decorate gift tags with button cupcakes – from Kids chaos.
Use some colourful ribbon, hair ties and buttons to make these easy bookmarks – from Sparkles of sunshine.
Or simply attach buttons to paper clips for these simple and cute little bookmarks – from I heart naptime.
Tic tac toe games
Add contrasting coloured buttons to a travel tic tac toe game – from Crazy little projects.
Use a muffin tin and cupcake liners for this fun counting game with buttons – from Mess for less.
Fine motor skills practice
This cool button stick art sculpture is great for developing fine motor skills as well as building/engineering skills – from hello, Wonderful.
Make a simple button snake to help with buttoning and fine motor skills – from Happy hooligans.
Or why not try these felt button chains – a perfect busy bag activity that also helps with buttoning and fine motor skills – from A crafty living.
You could also use an egg carton, ribbon and buttons to teach buttoning skills – from The OT toolbox.
Jewellery and hair accessories
Make these snazzy jazzy button bracelets with some layered buttons and ribbon – from Kids craft room.
Or make a rainbow of button and felt flower hair clips – from Just Deanna.
You can find a wide variety of buttons in your local craft store or online – just look for wooden or shell buttons as the most eco friendly options. Cotton ribbon and wool felt is also available online.
Which one/s of these button crafts will you make with your kids?
We would love to see their creations – just post them to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂
We have lots more fun craft ideas on our Pinterest page:
- button crafts
- tic tac toe games
- literacy and numeracy
- fine motor skills activities
- jewellery and hair accessories