If you have a sewing hobby or a stack of winter sweaters then you probably have a pretty decent button collection – and while they may seem like a random group to you, they’re an endless supply of craft inspiration to your kids. Have young kids work on their colors by drawing a simple shape on cardstock – a heart, a tree, a flower – and then using monochromatic buttons to “color” it in; have older kids stack the buttons to create holiday ornaments or keychains; and give your pre-teens free reign to string the buttons into bracelets and necklaces or glue them onto barrettes. It’s the perfect opportunity to clean out your stash while creating a sweet little memento of your afternoon spent crafting together.
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- “How to Decorate Your Own Tea Set.” Apartment Therapy. (December 21, 2012) http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-decorate-your-own-tea-s-76271
- “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button…Crafts!” How Stuff Works. (December 21, 2012) https://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/button-button-whos-got-the-buttoncrafts.htm
- “Fruit and Vegetable Prints.” First Palette. (December 17, 2012) http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Food/Fruit_and_Vegetable_Prints/Fruit_and_Vegetable_Prints.html