I was hoping I would be able to do some art with buttons with my son, we played with the buttons carefully but as soon as we started art he tried to eat them. So we’ll try again in a few months. This is a great craft for preschoolers/ school agers who unlike my toddler are over putting everything in their mouths. Art projects like this help develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination!
- Gather your materials. You will need some fun colored buttons, glue, a pencil or marker, and 2 pieces of construction paper.
- Have your child draw a simple shape or if they are older something more detailed. My son’s love of fish and my lack of talent lead me to choose a fish. You may want to map out your pattern before adding the glue but you don’t have to. I swear I took pictures of these steps, I however must be mistaken because they are no where to be found! )
- Add your glue
- Start adding the buttons! I added more glue as I went along as well.
- Let dry.
- Cut out and glue onto the 2nd piece of construction paper.
Tanya (Jordyn's Mama) says
Your lack of talent??? Are you kidding me??? You are VERY talented and creative! 😉 The scrapbooker in me is totally drooling over those buttons…and the colors! Yumm-o! You’ve even inspired me to start my own blog!
Button art is fine and great for those little fingers! I have been buying up puzzles (garage sales haha) for using them in the same fashion.
Erica what a wonderful idea for old puzzle pieces!
Anderson's Mommy says
Super cute! My son is really into fish right now so I am sure he will like this one. On my To-Do List: a trip to Michael’s for buttons!
You should tag this to the letter b too 🙂