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.
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.
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.
When she had made a couple of button fairies we left them on a tray overnight to dry.
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.
Project: Recycle and Create is a monthly craft challenge celebrating eco-friendly creativity in children!
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