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Cute As A Button Picture Frame

Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

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Buttons, buttons, buttons…we love buttons. My daughter loves to string them on pipe cleaners & glue them down for crafts. I just bought my daughter her first low heat glue gun. She was so excited. She couldn’t wait to start gluing & working side by side with mommy. “Look! Me and mama are twins.”

She asked me to cut her out a heart & she grabbed our bucket of buttons. While she worked on her button craft, mommy had one of her own.

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An old frame is perfect for this craft. Use a glue gun to glue a variety of different sized and colored buttons to the frame.

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Cover the frame as best as you can using big buttons on the bottom & small buttons on top.

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Add a little message at the bottom if you choose.

Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

My daughter made one of her own on her piece of cardboard. How sweet is that?

Cardboard & button easy craft frame for kids. A cute as a button gift idea for small kids to make

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Button Wind Chimes

Button Threaded Wind Chimes - Great for fine motor skills -spring craft for kids

My daughter is obsessed with threading buttons.  When she is bored she will just grab the box of buttons and thread one pipe cleaner after another.  I have a drawer full of button necklaces made by my sweet little girl. With spring around the corner, I thought that we could put those button stringing skills to some good use and make a new wind chime for our new home. For our purposes, we used pipe cleaners. You may do this with yarn or string as well.

What you will need:

2 paper bowls

A variety of buttons

Pipe cleaners –

A small Play-doh lid

A foam sheet in any color

Glue

Directions:

Poke holes around the top of the paper bowl forming a circle. Poke one more hole through the center.

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Pull a pipe cleaner through the center hole and bend at the top to secure. Poke a hole through the small Play-Doh lid & slide it up the pipe cleaner.

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Cut 2 identical pieces of foam in any shape & glue the pieces together around the bottom part of your pipe cleaner.

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Cut some of the pipe cleaners so that you have different lengths going around.

It did not take much convincing to get my daughter to start stringing up some pipe cleaners with the buttons for our wind chime. I had her only fill about 1/4 of the pipe cleaner& then we spread the buttons out. Poke each pipe cleaner through the hole in the bowl & bend at the top to secure.

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Poke two holes in the other paper bowl & make a loop with another pipe cleaner like shown. Bend to secure underneath. Glue this bowl over the top of the other bowl. This will cover up all of the pipe cleaner knots on top of the other bowl & just make it look cleaner.

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Find a spot to hang your wind chime.

Button Threaded Wind Chimes - Great fine motor spring craft for kids

 

 

 

 

 

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Button Threading Activity & Craft

Stringing buttons for teaching fine motor skills & patterns

My daughter & I have always enjoyed crafting and drawing together, but ever since we have moved into our new house & we have a craft room of our very own, she downright loves it.

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With all of our supplies organized in shelves & bins finally and not just stuffed into a box, she has more freedom to make projects of her own. The other day, she grabbed a container full of buttons and some pipe cleaners & strung up a necklace. She did it again the next day, but that time with pasta. It was a wonderful thing to watch her so engaged. Sometimes, she strung up the buttons & pasta at random, other times she formed patterns.

Thread Button Necklaces For A Great Fine Motor Skill Activity & For Dress Up Play

 Last night she wanted to make button necklaces again. She asked me to cut out a heart to put in the middle of them for Valentine’s Day.

So, for the 3rd day in a row, my daughter made button necklaces. Mai strung up her necklaces & I made one too & per her request cut foam hearts to dangle from her new jewelry.

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You will need to use two pipe cleaners twisted together to form a necklace. The heart was cut out of a piece of foam & strung up with a piece of yarn.

Threading buttons to make necklaces & bracelets. Great fine motor activity & craft and a great way to teach patterns as well

Threading buttons to make necklaces & bracelets. Great fine motor activity & craft

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Puzzle Piece Wreath

My sweet child has really been getting into the holiday season. I can tell this is going to be a fun year for our little munchkin.Puzzle Piece Wreath Craft for kids. Christmas and winter arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - with buttons

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 She is ready for winter & has been drawing up a wintery storm. We have snowmen & Christmas trees all over the place. It is adorable.

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Her latest drawing was of a wreath. She was so excited as she was making her wreath.  She made a bow with long strings at the bottom and said that her wreath had ghost floating in the middle of it. Hmmmmm…

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She wanted to cut out her wreath, so we did and then decided to make more wreaths together. We dug through our craft bin to see what we had & came across our bag of old puzzle pieces. It turned out we had just enough to build two wreaths with.

To make these easy wreaths, all you will need is:

Old puzzle pieces of roughly the same size

Glue

Green paint

Green glitter

Red pipe cleaner

Different colored buttons or pom poms

 

Directions:

Glue the puzzle pieces together in a ring like shown. Let the glue dry.

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Paint your ring green & then sprinkle glitter on it.

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Let the paint & glitter dry. Form a bow with a pipe cleaner & glue into place. Mai didn’t want to decorate her wreath. She said that it was a broccoli wreath & you don’t put decorations on broccoli.

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Add buttons or pom poms or whatever else you can think of for embellishments. Add a string to the top & you can use it as an ornament as well.

Puzzle Piece Wreath Craft for kids. Christmas and winter arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - with buttons

Our wreaths came out cute & sparkly and they helped us finally use the last of our mis-matched puzzle pieces.

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Trim The Tree Christmas Craft

A great fine motor skill activity and Christmas craft - trim and curl the Christmas tree. Winter and holiday crafts for kids, toddlers, and preschoolers - button crafts

I was a bit under the weather this weekend.  It is tough to be sick when you have a child. It is even tougher to be sick when you have a child & are sharing a basement with that child, your hubby and a cattle dog while your house is in the final phases of construction. I spent a lot of time on the couch & trying to sleep and my daughter spent a lot of time drawing pictures with her friend that we were staying with. Here is a picture she drew for me while I was sick. There is me on the couch & my daughter next to me. The bald guy in the background is my husband with our dog.

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She drew me a bunch of get well cards & drawings. It was very sweet. Shewoke up yesterday & grabbed more paper & kept drawing. This time it was a Christmas tree.  When she was finished, she was so very proud. And just like in one of our latest crafts, she drew a little girl & boy and said they were looking out the window. So cute!

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She was so excited about her drawing. She wanted to hang it up. She then said to me “Let’s make more Christmas trees. I was still feeling a bit run down, but I have a hard time saying no to crafts.

So we did!

TRIM THE TREE CHRISTMAS CRAFT

My daughter is big into using her safety scissors right now. She loves to cut up everything.

I wanted to give her the chance to practice her cutting skills.

I cut 4 triangles of different sizes out of construction paper for each tree being made.

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I glued the top 1/3 of the largest triangle & pressed it down onto the bottom of a piece of blue construction paper.

I glued the next biggest the same way over lapping the bottom triangle & continued this way with the rest. The bottoms of each triangle should be loose.

I had two different ages & skill levels doing this project. My daughter used the scissors, while her younger friend glued her own shapes down without the use of scissors.

*Use your own judgment & operate caution when letting your child use scissors.*

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Use scissors & cut upward like shown on all triangle sections.

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Mai had her own method.

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She just want to cut. She trimmed & trimmed some more. When she cut the bottom tier & saw her trunk exposed, she cracked up & said “It looks like I went overboard.” I laughed. Where does she get this stuff?

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She used a marker to color in the gap.

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I used a marker to curl my cut sections upwards.

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After we were done trimming our trees, we used buttons to decorate.

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Here are the girl’s finished products.

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A great fine motor skill activity and Christmas craft - trim and curl the Christmas tree. Winter and holiday crafts for kids, toddlers, and preschoolers - button crafts

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Ornaments

Popsicle stick gingerbread ornament - Christmas arts and crafts activities for kids. Craft sticks and buttons

As you know, we are staying with my husband’s aunt as we await the completion of our home. There is a sweet 2-year-old that lives with her & my daughter & her have become two peas in a pod. My daughter has been taking on a big sister role. She has been trying to teach and at times gets a little bossy, but it is adorable to watch. They spend a lot of time drawing and reading together & I spend a lot of time doing both with them as well. Every time they draw together my little one always asks her friend “What are you drawing?” The answer is usually the same “a house”. She loves to draw houses.

Houses are fun & easy to make and with the holiday season approaching, when I think houses, I think gingerbread.

The idea was that I wanted the girls to make gingerbread house ornaments out of Popsicle sticks. My first design I liked, but it was more time-consuming than what I had wanted for a simple craft & I did not want to repeat it several times.

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I made these simpler houses instead.

I asked the girls what color they wanted their houses.

I cut squares out of construction paper in the color of their choice & glued Popsicle sticks around them like shown.

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I cut out a triangle for a roof & lined the sides with sticks as well.

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I glued the square over the triangle as shown.

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I glued a loop of yarn around the back of each for hanging. When all the glue was dry. I gave both children their houses & let them decorate. They used buttons & markers.

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They both made lovely ornaments.

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My daughter wanted to hang hers right away. We do have a tree yet, but we hung it on the door knob for her.

Popsicle stick gingerbread ornament - Christmas arts and crafts activities for kids. Craft sticks and buttons

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Button Color Match Turkey Craft

Color Matching Button turkey craft and activity for Thanksgiving. Kid's arts and crafts for preschoolers and toddlers

We have been packing in a lot of fall fun & activities lately. We visited a corn maze recently.

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In the maze there was a series of questions at each checkpoint in the maze leading to the maze’s end. All of the questions were about turkeys. My daughter was excited every time we found a checkpoint. We asked her a question and would try to figure it out all together. She thought it was especially funny when she found out that the red thing dangling from its neck was called a wattle. She still found it funny last night when we made a turkey craft.

Our turkey craft matched up colorful buttons with the coordinating feathers.

What you will need:

Construction paper:

Buttons

Glue

Googly eyes

Directions:

Cut out shapes for the turkey feathers out of construction paper & then glue onto another piece of paper.

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Cut out a shape for the turkey’s body.

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Cut out the turkey’s feet & beak & glue them onto the turkey. Cut out the wattle (still funny) & glue it to the neck.

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Glue the turkey body over the feathers & add a pair of googly eyes.

Sort out the colored buttons that coordinate with the turkey feathers.

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Have your child glue the buttons onto its coordinating color.

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Our turkey came out adorable, wattle & all. I can’t wait for more turkey crafts.

Color Matching Button turkey craft and activity for Thanksgiving. Kid's arts and crafts for preschoolers and toddlers

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23 Adorable Pumpkin Crafts For Kids

23 Adorable Pumpkin Crafts For Kids For The Fall

I know that I may be a little premature in my excitement, but my favorite season begins next month and I couldn’t be happier. I adore the fall & I feel the same way about fall crafts. This week we made our first pumpkin craft of the year. We made some simple cupcake liner pumpkins. We glued our liners down to a piece of paper with a glue stick & drew in our stems with markers.

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It was as easy as that. Our first pumpkin craft of the year was done.

Cupcake Liner Pumpkin Craft For Kids

I know this will be the first of many, as I love pumpkins. There are so many possibilities. If you love the fall & pumpkins as much as I do, here is a great list of ideas for you & your kids to do together.

Bottle Cap Pumpkins by Crafty Morning

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Coffee Filter Pumpkins by The Happier Homemaker

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Jack-o-lantern Potato Stamping by The Pinterested Parent

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Little Pumpkin Suncatcher by Minne-Mama

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Pumpkin Gift Bags by Glued To My Crafts Blog

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Smoosh & Stamp Pumpkins by Happy Hooligans

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Button Pumpkin by Adventure In A Box

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Mini Glitter Pumpkins by The Pinterested Parent

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Yarn Pumpkins by Enchanted Homeschooling Moms

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Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Magnet by That Girl’s Life

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Easy Rolled Paper Pumpkin Craft by One Creative Mommy

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Pumpkin Seed Counting Puzzles by I Can Teach My Child

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Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins by Crafty Morning

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Pasta Shell Jack-O-Lanterns by The Pinterested Parent

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Scissor Skill Pumpkins by Nurture Store 

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How To Make A Paper Mache Pumpkin by Nikitaland

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Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin by Glue To My Crafts Blog

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Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern by The Pinterested Parent

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Stained Glass Pumpkin by Crafts On The Sea

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Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern by Motherhood On A Dime

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Felt Pumpkin Faces by Two Big Two Little

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Toilet Paper Tube from Crafty Morning

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23 Adorable Pumpkin Crafts For Kids For The Fall