Manic Monday Craft: Button Crafts for Kids

Ever wondered what to do with that box full of spare buttons lying around?  Well, let your creative juices flow and make some stuff for the little ones! Here are some button crafts for kids for inspiration.  (Click on the photos for the tutorial.)

Note: These crafts are best done with slightly older kids. Younger kiddos might swallow the buttons!

For the girls

If you have a little girl who’s very girly, then creating these accessories would be a perfect bonding for you. These are definitely fun ways of recycling the buttons that are just lying around. And these can be great gifts too. And they’re cute as a you know… button!

Starting off with these colourful necklace. Yellow Blackbird has an easy-to-follow tutorial.

Retro Button Necklace

Retro Button Necklace

Then pair that up with a lovely bracelet. Here’s the instructions from Frugal Living Now.

Button Bracelet

Button Bracelet

While you’re at it, why not make some adorable button rings too? Meet the Dubienswill show you how.

button rings

Button Rings

Then complete the look with some fabulous button earrings. Here’s a tutorial by College Fashion.

Button Earrings

Button Earrings

 

For the Boys

And if you have a little boy, fret not! Here’s a couple of fun colorful toys for them too:

Almost Unschoolers have laid down how to create this cute Clothespin Button Racer.

Clothespin Button Racer

Clothespin Button Racer

And finally, if you’re up for some Button Man craft, here’s how according to Free Kids Craft.

Button Man

Button Man

Aren’t they just cute?

Well, what about you? How do you recycle / re-purpose your buttons?

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