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Button fairy wings craft for kids

button fairies craft

I can’t believe another month has gone since our last post for the Project: recycle & create series. This month the theme was buttons of which we have plenty. I obviously use them a lot in sewing projects but I never really think of letting my children use them. This was a great opportunity!

I grabbed the button box and let my 4 year old pick out her favourite ones. Then we gathered the rest of our supplies – air drying clay and craft sticks.

craft supplies for kids

We wanted to use the colourful buttons to decorate fairy wings so first of all we made fairies from the air drying clay and craft sticks.

child playing with air drying clay

Once my 4 year old was happy with the shape of her fairies she added the buttons to the wings, carefully pressing them into the clay.

child pressing buttons into clay

When she had made a couple of button fairies we left them on a tray overnight to dry.

button and clay craft for kids

We covered the craft sticks in washi tape and she added faces to bring them her button fairies to life. These will be a great addition to her fairy garden.

button fairy craft

Project: Recycle and Create is a monthly craft challenge celebrating eco-friendly creativity in children!

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buttons
Button Hairbands from Peakle Pie
Button Tree Craft from Our Whimsicle Days
Button Pegs Memo Holders by Teach me Mommy
Button Dream Catcher by Play Learn Everyday
Button apple canvas teacher gift from Mum in the Madhouse

6 Comments

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    Button Pegs Memo Holders - Teach Me Mommy
    May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

    […] Button Fairies by The Gingerbread House  Button Dream Catcher by Play Learn Everyday […]

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    Button Apple Canvas Teacher Gift - Mum In The Madhouse
    May 27, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    […] Peakle Pie Button Tree Craft from Our Whimsicle Days Button Pegs Memo Holders by Teach me Mommy Button Fairies by The Gingerbread House Button Dream Catcher by Play Learn […]

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    Emma
    May 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Another great idea for fine motor skills!

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    Niki - Play & Learn Every Day
    May 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I have a big fairy fan in my house too, so this craft will be absolutely perfect for her!

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    Nadia
    May 28, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I love these, so cute! Thanks for participating!

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    Father’s Day handmade clay dish - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    May 28, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    […] had some left over air drying clay from a recent craft project which I set aside for my 6 year old. He loves playing with clay, it’s very tactile, easy to […]

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