If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to entertain children, try some of these button crafts for kids. Buttons are easy to find at your local craft store (or even thrift store!) and you can do some pretty amazing things with them. Plus, they come in a bunch of colors and styles which gives plenty of variety to any project. Here are some of my favorite button crafts for kids!
DIY Button Bowl | DIY N’ Crafts
Impress everyone with this adorable button bowl—one of the cutest button crafts for kids! Mix in different colors or types of buttons for a custom look and color scheme. All you need to piece it together are some buttons, PVA glue, and a balloon, and you have created a functional, stylish piece.
Button Shoes | I Love to Create
Get creative and button up some of your child’s shoes. Create a unique style and glue buttons to flats or flip flops, or let your little one personalize their own sneakers with buttons. You can even try creating a monogram with the buttons or spelling out his or her name.
Button Cupcake Art | Busted Button
This project is too sweet. Sketch out a cupcake shape and then design some adorable cupcake art with your little one! Use a stacking technique or layer different shades to make the frosting have dimension. Frame and hang up to showcase in your home.
Button Ombre Frame | Punk Projects
Grab a wooden picture frame that you have lying around and help your child transform it with this button craft for kids. First, paint your frame in a solid color or your favorite ombre color and then glue buttons on top for depth and style. This is such a cute way to showcase a picture of your favorite memory of your little one and display in their room.
DIY Button Gift Bags | North Pole
Craft up some cute holiday or birthday bags with your child. This is such a clever and fun way to spruce up those plain gift bags you have lying around. With a little creativity, you can make these for anything from a birthday gift bags to a fun holiday surprise. This would also be a great grandparent or teacher appreciation gift bag as they especially will appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into it.
Button Bracelets | Red Ted Art
This is a simple, wearable craft for kids to do. This project will walk you through how to use string to make a two-layer button bracelet. It’s completely customizable in terms of size and color which makes this one another fun gift idea.
Button Monogram Craft | Culdesac Cool
Monogram wall art is a great way to have the kids make something that they can be proud of and see every day. You can give them whatever color of buttons fits the scheme of your home so it blends in while also standing out. Visitors are sure to comment about how cute it is!
Button Key Ring | Sum of Their Stories
These keyring button charms are a great way for the kids to make small and personal gifts for people in their lives, such as teachers or parents. This will need some adult help for opening and closing the little rings the buttons go on, but otherwise this is one of the easiest button crafts for kids to try.
Button Bookmark Craft | I Heart Naptime
If your child loves to read, or if you want to encourage them to continue to read more, this is a fun project to make together. This truly is a five minute (or less!) craft, so it has that instant gratification factor we all love.
Button Canvas Art | Crafts by Amanda
This simple project is completely customizable and can be made easier or harder depending on the age level and skill. If you are looking for button crafts for kids to do with multiple age groups, this is a good one to try!
Flower Button Art | The Best Ideas for Kids
You could literally create an entire morning’s worth of activities by doing this craft. First, go on a nature walk and spot some pretty flowers—then come home and craft a picture of them using buttons! It’ll keep your kids occupied for hours—a must have in any button crafts for kids IMHO.
Button Coasters | DIY Everywhere
Using a glue gun and cork backing, making button coasters is a great craft that the kids will get to see every day. You can adjust the difficulty here by instructing older children to make patterns while allowing younger ones to make coasters with only one color. Or, you could just let them craft whatever their hearts desire!
Cute Caterpillar | Factory Direct
This cute little caterpillar made of pipe cleaners and buttons is super cute and easy to make. Plus, it is great for helping your children develop hand-eye coordination and practicing those oh-so-important fine motor skills.
No-Sew Sock Puppets | Happy Hooligans
This project is one of the button crafts for kids that would be great to do on a rainy day. Let your kids get creative while using buttons and plain socks to make puppets, then let them perform a show for you.
Animal Button Necklace | KiwiCo
If your child has a favorite animal (or several!) this is a fun statement necklace. This is a project for older kids to try since you have to really use those fine motor skills. Plus, these cute animal pendants will inspire creativity and personality in your child.
Clothespin and Button Cars | Crafts by Amanda
This clothespin and button car will race into your kid’s playrooms with no second thought given. If you are feeling fancy, you can even paint the clothespins to contrast with the button wheels.
Bubble and Button Butterflies | Red Ted Art
In this two-part project, kids will paint paper using bubbles created with colored water and soap to make unique patterns for the wings of their butterfly. Once it’s dry, add buttons as the body of the butterfly—this one is too cute!
So there you have it—17 button crafts for kids to try. Which one will you do first?
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