You need to find some of these buttons with the one hole on the back (not sure what they are called.) We just looked through our button stash and found some. This part is perfect for a four year old as looking through the button box is an activity in its own right.
Next, I cut out some flower shapes from some scrapbook paper. Juliet matched up which button would go with which flower.
I cut a slit in the middle and asked Juliet to place the button in it. This proved too difficult for her tiny fingers. But maybe a 5 or 6 year old could do it.
Next, cut slits around the petals–just define about 5 or 6 petals. The kitty was very interested in this part.
After cutting the slits, Juliet bent and crumpled the petals so they curled up.
Lastly, I threaded some ribbon through the hole and we had bracelets and necklaces. Juliet asked if she could wear one–so, I may not be getting any for Mother’s day….
I found that a few of the buttons could accommodate a bobby pin, so we made a few hairpins, too. I wanted to take a picture of a bracelet, but couldn’t tie one on with one hand. Juliet hasn’t learned how to tie yet, and the cat, well, she was all paws.
So, sorry. But they do look cute around the wrist as well. 🙂
Linking to: Show and Tell, Trash to Treasure, Amaze me August, We Play, Get Your Craft On, Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I whipped up,