Crafting Jewelry for Kids

Buttons and Brooches

Learn to make Buttons and Brooches crafting jewelry.
Learn to make Buttons and Brooches crafting jewelry.
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Make custom buttons and brooches by recycling your favorite magazines or greeting cards. This crafting jewelry for kids is as easy as cut, paste, and wear.

­ What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines or greeting cards
  • Thin cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Blunt scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Trims such as feathers, ribbon, glitter and sequins
  • Pin back (available at craft stores) or masking tape and a safety pin

How to make buttons and brooches crafting jewelry:

Step 1: Cut a picture from your favorite magazine or greeting card. Place it on a piece of cardboard and trace around it. Cut out the picture shape from cardboard. This will be your back piece.

Step 2: Glue the picture to the cardboard back piece. Let the glue set.

Step 3: Glue on trims, such as feathers, sequins, ribbon, or glitter, to decorate your brooch.

Step 4: Glue the pin back to the back of the brooch, or tape a safety pin on the back. Make more pins to give to your friends, and wear them on button day at school.

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