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Button Crafts for Kids

I can still see the huge cookie tin at grandma’s.  It was kept in a closet with other “grandma stuff” that I can’t remember.  But the big cookie tin was filled to the top with buttons!Buttons in Tin

I wish I would have known about some button crafts ideas during the years that I was enchanted with the tin.  I loved crafting, I and would have loved crafting with those amazing buttons!

I would sort the buttons, trying to see how many of the same kind I could find.  I loved imagining what piece of clothing the buttons came from.  There were several large, gold buttons that I was sure came from an English military uniform from the American Revolution.

Brass buttons from the uniform of a Danish World War I artillery lieutenantBrass buttons from the uniform of a Danish World War I artillery lieutenant
by Europeana staff photographer - Public Domain

Tiny pearl buttons from a wedding dress, maybe? My imagination would run wild, and I would sit for hours with the hundreds of buttons.

This page has so many button craft ideas for kids, including a popular friendship bracelet with a button tutorial.

What can kids do with buttons?

Buttons are the perfect thing for young ones.  Little kiddos can use buttons for crafts and many other activities.

  • Button crafts
  • Sorting
  • Fine motor practice
  • Sensory exploration
  • Ordering
  • Matching

Here you will find many button crafts for kids to make.  If you are interested in crafts for taller people, take a look at our page of Button Crafts for Adults.

Several of the crafts include decoupage activities.  I love to use Mod Podge, and Mod Podge Washout is great for the kiddos.  It washes right up after the kids make a big mess!

Decoupage is also a glue, and it will work in that fashion for some of these projects. For more ideas using Mod Podge, check out our Mod Podge Crafts page!

Some button crafts for kids on this page include:

  • Christmas Tree Ornaments:  Button Christmas Tree, Button Salt Dough Hearts, Button Snowman Ornaments, Button covered sphere ornaments….
  • Jewelry: Jazzy Button Bracelets, Button Bunnies Pin...
  • Toys: Spinning Button Toy, Clothespin Car, DIY Checkers Game…
  • Much more too!!!

If you don’t have a tin of grandma’s buttons, make a run to the craft store to find buttons in every color, size and shape imaginable!

Button Crafts for Kids

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Birdhouse Craft

Birdhouse Craft

This easy birdhouse craft with colorful button is a great craft for kids. Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Button Bookmark

Button Bookmark

Learn how to make a super simple, fun button bookmark. A excellent gift giving idea. Needlepointers.com

Button Bunnies

Make adorable bunnies from buttons. Free Kids Crafts

Button Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY a cute kid-made Christmas tree ornament! It's such a fun creative crafting activity for the holiday season. Hands On As We Grow

Button Flower Art Card

Kids will have fun making these cards for mom or grandmom as a special gift on birthdays or Mother's Day. Learn with this tutorial. The Best Ideas for Kids

Button Salt Dough Heart

Button Salt Dough Heart

These salt dough hearts work well for Valentine’s Day, as a Christmas Ornament or as a pendant worn around the neck. Red Ted Art

Button Snowflake Craft

Button Snowflake Craft

Give the kids some buttons, popsicle sticks, glue and white paint (optional) and let them go to town making button snowflakes. Red Ted Art

Button Snowman Tree Ornament

Button Snowman Tree Ornament

Make this cute Christmas felt tree ornament snowman with the kids using this free tutorial. Craft Bits

Button Snowmen

Button Snowmen

Button snowmen ornaments are so cute and easy to make with the free instructions here. Super Mom Hacks

Button Tree Christmas Ornament

Button Tree Christmas Ornament

Kids will love this Christmas craft project that uses buttons to make tree ornament. Nice gift idea for kids to make and give to grandparents, teachers, and friends. Craftbits.com

Candy Corn Halloween Craft

Candy Corn Halloween Craft

This Halloween craft is suitable for preschool and kindergarten-age children. Get the free instructions here. Mom Wife Busy Life

CD and Button Turtle Craft

In this post, learn how to make a super easy recycled CD and button turtle craft with kids. It's perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, teens, school-age kids, and even adults! Fireflies and Mud Pies

Christmas Tree Button Sewing Activity

Christmas Fine Motor Button Sewing Activity. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary kids will enjoy making a cheery Christmas tree while developing fine motor skills! Paper and Glue

Clothespin Car

Learn how to make a clothespin car with clothespins, buttons, some imagination and this tutorial. Crafts by Amanda

DIY Checkers Game

DIY Checkers Game

This travel DIY checkers game is so easy to make with Duck Tape and buttons. Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Embroidery Hoop Rainbow Button Tree

This button project is fun for adults or can be used to teach your kids the basics of sewing while creating a fun homemade art piece to hang on their wall! Crafts by Amanda

Jazzy Button Bracelets

These Snazzy Jazzy Button Bracelets are super easy to make and a great first sewing project for kids. Here are free instructions for making the bracelets. Kids Craft Room

Monster Buttons

This fun button idea for kids is more cute than spooky. Persia Lou

Spinning Button Toy

Spinning Button Toy

Learn how to make and operate a spinning button toy, aka dancing button. This fun easy-to-make craft can be made in just minutes which common household items. It is the perfect rainy day craft that will entertain your kid(s). Needlepointers Staff

Valentine Button Frame

Buttons make wonderful craft material for projects such as this Valentine button frame. Free Kids Crafts





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