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A button snake is a a fun way to introduce “buttoning” to your child. This activity will have your little one passing a button through a “button hole”, and his or her fine motor skills will be challenged as well.
You’ll need only a few basic supplies:
- coloured felt
- length of ribbon
- needle/thread (for attaching your button to the ribbon)
To make your button snake:
Cut a your felt into squares. I made mine about 2.5 inches square. Basically, your square must be a little bigger than than your button.
Because the hooligans are quite young (there were some twos trying this today), I chose a rather large button. It was about the size of a quarter. For an older child, you could use a smaller button to make this activity more challenging
With your scissors, make a slit in the center of the felt square. I simply folded my felt square in half, and cut a small notch. Make sure this “button hole” is large enough to pass your button through.
Now, with your needle and thread, sew your button onto one end of your ribbon. Voila – a button snake.
At this point I slipped one square of felt onto the button snake, and slid it all the way to the end of the ribbon, and I knotted it in place there to prevent the hooligans felt squares from falling off the end of the snake as they worked.
Just look at the concentration!
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