Styrofoam Button Ornaments – an easy, last minute Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Oh my goodness! Don’t you just love a button craft? We sure do! Especially at Christmas time.
Buttons are perfect for decorating all kinds of Christmas crafts and ornaments! These Styrofoam Button Christmas Tree Ornaments are very simple to make. Perfect for a last minute Christmas craft at home or in the classroom. The supplies are basic, and these ornaments are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with very little assistance.
These are such whimsical and pretty ornaments! I just love all the colour! The inspiration behind these sweet little ornaments came from School Time Snippet’s Button Snowmen Puzzle!
Gather your supplies:
- styrofoam meat or produce tray (sterilize in dishwasher first)
- colourful buttons
- school glue
- ribbon for hanging
Using styrofoam meat trays for crafting:
Crafting with styrofoam trays saves them from going into the landfill, and they’re free, and if your house is like mine, they accumulate quickly, so there’s never a shortage of them. They come in all kinds of colours too. White, black, blue, yellow and red are common around here. Just be sure to run the trays through the dishwasher, to sterilize them, before using them for your crafts.
Making your styrofoam button ornaments:
Simply cut a triangle out of your styrofoam. You can do this using a craft knife and cutting mat, but quite honestly, I find it’s just as easy to use a pair of scissors.
Have your apply a generous amount of glue, either to the buttons themselves, or all over the front of the triangle.
Then have them decorate their little tree ’til their heart’s content. 🙂
I used a glue gun to attach a ribbon “loop” to the back of the tree, but you could punch a hole in the top, and thread your string or ribbon through.
To see all of our easy and affordable Christmas crafts and activities for kids, be sure to check out my Hooligans Xmas board on Pinterest!
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