Friday, 8 November 2013

Button pictures

During the half term break I planned some fun activities to do with my grandchildren. One of the activities I wanted to share with you was our button collages. I printed the first letter of everyone's name in a really big font size. I then cut the letter out and glued it onto a card. The children then chose heaps of different coloured buttons and glued them onto the letter with PVA glue.

The children really enjoyed all the gluing and sticking and even with lots of pots of glue around the mess was minimal. I was so impressed with the results and we will definitely do it again.
Laura found some inexpensive frames at IKEA that fit the letter cards perfectly. They would make great gifts.

the angle of this photo is a bit strange but it gives you the idea of how good they looked framed.
I'm almost up to date now..................

Talk soon x


  1. such a nice craft to share with kids!!! great works!!!!
    happy weekend, xxxxx Ale

  2. These are really, really adorable!! Such a simple, but effective creation that any kid would be proud of! Well done kids ;D Wendy x

  3. What a great idea! I'm going to remember this for when my granddaughter Lucy gets a bit older. The IKEA frames are the perfect finishing touch!

  4. They look fantastic Sue, and I love the idea of framing them. This would be a great make for little crafters and big crafters alike!! and what a great way to make use of all of those stashes of buttons that we all have... xx

  5. Looks like fun! I#ll be heading over to yours next half-term..... ;-)

  6. This is such a lovely project. I think we may have to try.....but I might struggle to let them have so many buttons! Juliex

  7. Oh what a fab idea. I know my daughter would love doing this. They look great framed x

  8. I think they turned out really cute! The framed one looks very nice.

  9. What a lovely project Sue, I love the final framed product it looks wonderful. I might have to copy your idea for our next half term break, it is really lovely!! xoxo

  10. What a wonderful idea to share with kids. I'll have to remember that for Flynn in a few years time.
    Sally xxx

  11. Clever creative little ones! Love those random coloured buttons - where did you find them?

  12. What fun, and what lovely colours! The children are really enjoying the project - well done Grandma! Joy xo

  13. What a great project, I love this and may just have to use the idea when I am at work.


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