Crafts for the Uncrafty: Easy Button Craft

For those of us who are missing the craft gene or even for those of you who are good at crafts, but are looking for easy crafts to do with your kids, it’s another Crafts for the Uncrafty! This week’s craft comes from Greta at Not Enough Patience and Never Enough Jewelry.

easter crafts

Supplies

Buttons
Glue
Cardstock

Button Craft Directions

Take a piece of card stock (the size of a frame if you’re going to end up framing it) or box, pumpkin, etc, and draw the outline of a picture. Hot glue buttons on inside the outline, using whatever colors you want. You can have your kids carefully use a (cool type) glue gun, or even tacky glue or glue dots, or you can have them tell you what buttons to put where and you glue them on. It’s super easy!

Our Results

These are my kind of directions: very simple. We found buttons at Walmart for under $2 for a pack of 140 and sticky dots at Target for $2 as well. I had some foam sheets at home, so we decided to use those instead of cardstock. Because it’s almost Easter, I decided to go with that as a theme, though this craft can be done year round. If you are looking for another Easter craft, be sure to check out last week’s No Sew Easter Bunny Puppet.

easter eggs

We cut the foam sheets into the shape of Easter Eggs and my boys sorted the buttons into different colors(see, look: math skills in with crafting).
easter egg craft

We used the glue dots because they could pretty much use them on their own, where I’d have to either use the glue gun myself or not blink while they used it since they’d probably try to use it as a real gun.

easter crafts for kids

He's such a blogger's kid: only sort of tolerating the picture-taking involved.

We are adding a magnet to the backs of their Easter eggs and using them as magnets. Super easy! You should check out the button spider on a pumpkin that Greta did for Halloween.

More Easy Crafts

More from Greta:
Family Hands
Wedding Invitation Ornament

Do you have an easy kids’ craft or activity for this uncrafty mom to try? Email me! 

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Comments

  1. another great easy one for the kids
    Oka recently posted..PMM~NOTMy Profile

  2. That’s really cute!  I like that you went with the Easter theme and did an egg.  
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  3. Cute craft. i think we could do this one too!
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  4. Its a great idea for the kids for their activities.Thanks for posting it.
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  5. I love the way it turned out–the Easter eggs are a great idea!! We might have to do it again!
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  6. My girls are button crazy! They love to adorn buttons to everything and anything that is standing still. This could make for a fun decoration for them to hang in their bedroom windows over the Easter holiday…as long as I can keep Bean from adding glitter to it ;-)
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  7. When you said ‘easy button’ craft, this was what I thought:

    http://www.staples.com/Staples-Easy-Button/product_606396?cid=CSE:GooglePLAs:Furniture:Decorative_Accessories:606396:12438-CC
    — and I was all like “I WANT ONE OF THOSE”.

    But the easter eggs are pretty cute, too
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  8. Cute card. Buttons are so great for crafting. Lots of ideas for use. :)

  9. Cute! And easy. I think I could actually do this ;~)
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  10. That’s so cute and REALLY easy!
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..He Lifts Me UpMy Profile

  11. Well isn’t that just so stiinkin’ cute!  Just about perfect for my day (if I can get myself to the store to buy buttons).  Thanks, Shell.  Your uncrafty brilliance is just up my alley!
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  12. That is too cute.
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  13. that is very very cute and easy. I will have to try that this weekend…thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Ooh, I like how easy it is!! My son might be willing to do it :)
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  15. Love this idea!
    Destiny recently posted..Talk To Us TuesdayMy Profile

  16. This is cheap and easy! Even I could do this :)
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  17. Great idea! I, too, am missing the crafty gene, but I might be able to pull this one off!
    Jennifer recently posted..BBQ with the BaptistsMy Profile

  18. Cute, easy and educational!  What else could you ask for, love it
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  19. I grew up playing in my nana’s button box, playing with those buttons and doing these types of crafts with my granddaughter is a terrific idea… and the memories those buttons evoke for me are something, really they are!!
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  20. a perfect activity for kids it is indeed creative and learning experience for kids
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  21. Oh, it turned out great! So cute and simple.
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  22. This is such a great idea! I love how it turned out.

  23. My un-crafty self is impressed! They turned out great. 
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  24. I actually love this. And may just try it out this weekend with my 5 year old! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. They turned out cute! I like how easy them seem too. I think this is something my little ones could try too.
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  26. I like it. I think my son would really enjoy this one.
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  27. I saved this to come back to – it looks great! I am SO uncrafty it’s not even funny. This I can do.
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