Crafting with kids is often the most fun when it’s kept simple. Sure, there are lots of big project ideas or even products sold that involve tons of time and money. But, sometimes parents don’t want to deal with a multi-step process to create a masterpiece or spend a fortune. When the kids are bored, the best projects are the ones where the grown-up can grab a few things already in the house and get those little hands busy.
Button art ticks all the boxes when it comes to simple yet fun art activities for kids: inexpensive, easy-to-find materials and endless possibilities for projects. Most of us have buttons scattered around the house in various sewing boxes or drawers. Add in some glue, paper, markers, string and other items, and kids have a fabulous collection to make something marvelous.
Red Ted Art posted a pair of button flower cards designed by her kids. With just a couple of pieces of colored cardstock, some glue, a pen and some scissors, the blogger’s two young children (ages 4 and 6) created cards their grandparents or friends would love to receive:
Crafts by Amanda put a festive twist on the button cards with a collection for the winter holidays. If you love Christmas, snowmen or any part of the winter holiday season, you need to tuck these project ideas away for next year. Why buy seasonal cards to mail out when the entire family can make them together?
And button art isn’t just for cards! If you have older children at home or are looking for something a little more detailed, then you might like this cardinal button artwork by Adventure in a Box. This project does take a little more time and supplies to create, including cutting out a template for the bird design. But, we think you’ll agree with the finished piece is frame-worthy:
So, who’s ready to bust out some buttons and get crafting?