Arts & Crafts

Button Ornament

Button Ornament
Photo by: Linda

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Small motor skills are practiced while creating this holiday ornament.

Time
20 minutes
Ages
42 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 3 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 3" Styrofoam craft balls
  • Cord (to create hanger)
  • Ribbon (for top decoration)
  • Buttons (small and colorful)
  • Straight pins with beaded heads

Steps

  1. Tie 5" length of cording to create hanger for ornament.
  2. Secure hanger to Styrofoam ball with pin.
  3. Attach buttons, using straight pins pushed through button hole. Two pins per button eliminates shifting.
  4. Cover entire Styrofoam ball with buttons.
  5. Create bow from ribbon.
  6. Attach bow to base of hanging cord.
Safety Tip
Watch our for little fingers and pin pricks!

Original Source

Linda O

Developmental skills

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