10 Easy Button Crafts for Kids

There are many ways to entertain the children in your life, but doing crafts together is one of the best ways to make memories. These ten terrific button crafts are just right for little hands. All of the projects listed here require just a few supplies, the main one being buttons, and are so easy to make. So pull out your button jar or stop in at your local craft store and grab a bag for a few dollars and you’ll be on your way to some memorable fun!


1. Bracelet

A flashy button bracelet is a classic accessory for little girls, but this simple button and twine combination is a great option for boys and girls alike! Dress them up a bit by supplying colored twine or thin ribbon for little wrists.


2. Flowers

These simple felt and button flowers are a sweet way to brighten up any corner of your home – or send a few to Grandma to make her day extra-special. A cluster of pipe cleaners makes an easy stem.


3. Magnets

A refrigerator can go from drab to fab with some colorful buttons and a few small magnets. Let kids mix and match shapes and colors for different holidays and seasons.


4. Hair accessories

This super-simple project would be great for girl’s birthday party favors, a friendship craft, or just for the joy of accessorizing!


5. Rings

You can find the bases for these adorable button rings in the jewelry section of a craft store or purchase them online here. Jewelry crafters suggest the use of this E6000 craft glue, but using a hot glue gun is also a great way to get started.



Any little bookworm will love these easy button bookmarks, and they’re a quick and easy project for any rainy afternoon. Use buttons with fun shapes to jazz them up even more!


7. Button Bugs

These creepy crawlies are way more fun than they are creepy! All you need is a bit of craft wire, wire cutters, glue, and your assortment of buttons. Add a few sets of googly eyes and you’ve got some bug-eyed button buddies!


8. Twirly Toy

A toy that has been around for centuries is definitely worth making, especially a toy that’s this easy to make! This is a great craft for even the littlest kids in your brood.


9. Animal Necklaces

Follow the tutorial and mimic the examples for these cute animal necklaces or let your kids get creative and come up with their own button creatures. Kids can use permanent markers to give animals spots, eyes, and other small details.


10. Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Save an empty mint tin or purchase one online here to make this handy tic-tac-toe game. Add some patterned paper and attach your buttons to small magnets for a no-mess travel favorite!


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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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