Buttons, buttons, buttons…my daughter is just crazy for buttons. Whether it is using them in sensory play, selling them in her pretend button store or doing crafts with them she loves them.
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Mai saw a picture of a cornucopia the other day. She thought that it was a trumpet. I tried my best to explain to her what it was, while she looked at me with a big silly grin on her face. Since Thanksgiving is nearing, a cornucopia craft seemed like a great idea.
Button Cornucopia Craft
I cut two cornucopia horns out of construction paper, one for Mai & one for me. I used a sharpie to draw in a few details and then glued them to construction paper.
I gave my daughter her cornucopia & I took mine. I explained to her quickly that the buttons should spill out of the horn like the fruit and vegetables would. She squeezed her glue all over the construction paper & added her buttons. As she placed each button she explained to me what she was putting in her horn. She filled it with chocolate buttons, blueberry ones & even ice cubes.
She began to build upwards with her buttons explaining that it was a hungry flamingo. We had fun making our cornucopias together. When we were done, she took the leftover buttons and opened her button store for business.
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This one is absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving and I love though what Mai thought the cornucopia looked like! 😉