Friday, December 6, 2013

Button Christmas Ornaments




We had so much fun creating these simple button Christmas ornaments. All you need are sparkle foam sticker paper (I found mine at JoAnn Fabrics), ribbon stickers, red, white, and green buttons, glue, index cards, ribbon and a hole puncher.



We decided to make the candy canes and wreaths but you could easily make other Holiday symbols as well.

Ahead of time, I cut up the index cards and foam sticker paper into small squares and then drew the candy cane and wreath shapes onto the foam sheets. That way my girls could easily follow the pattern and glue the buttons in each shape.




Gluing those little buttons is great fine motor skill practice for little hands! I also like to use q-tips and glue in a bowl. It seems to make it easier for young children to spread the glue onto projects.

Once they were done gluing the buttons and it dried I punched a hole at the top and tied a ribbon through. Now they are all ready to to display on our Christmas Tree!



These would also be a great gift for kids to make for friends and family! Another idea is to add a magnet sticker to the back and use them for  holiday magnets!

My girls liked the candy cane better but I was partial to wreath! Do you have a favorite?


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5 comments :

  1. I absolutely love the green buttons to make a wreath, it is so effective! Thanks for linking up to Mummy Mondays.

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  2. Your ornaments look terrific! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

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  3. Thanks for joining in our Playful Preschool FB Shareday! We've included a link to this delightful activity on this week's Reindeer Learning Post! http://bit.ly/1fqQ4qn

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  4. So cute!! I love them! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  5. Love 'em! Sharing on Monday's After School Linky round up.

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