This week I was inspired by Arena of The Nerd’s Wife who created some Felt Button Chains! I had everything I needed in my ever growing collection of art & craft supplies, so I HAD to make some! Miss2 is currently going through the “me do!!” independent stage – I’m not allowed to help with anything! This includes buttoning up dresses, jackets & baby clothes, despite clearly having trouble.
This activity would make a great Busy Bag for both Toddler’s & Preschoolers – its lightweight, inexpensive and won’t take up any room in your hand bag or nappy bag! Not only does it focus on fine motor, hand eye coordination & colour recognition but will also help Miss2 master a practical self-care task!
Here’s how to make your own Felt Button Chain’s!
Large, thick Buttons
Strips of Craft Felt
Needle & Thread
Step 1. With a few cross stitches, sew a button to one end of each strip of felt.
Step 2. Cut a vertical button hole at the other end of each strip of felt.
Do you have an independent “me do!!” Toddler too? I highly recommend making some Felt Button Chains! They were a hit with Mr3 & Miss16m too!