Using cardboard and buttons, toddlers and preschoolers can make these simple button wreaths to hang on your Christmas Tree.
We’ve made button wreaths here before, and we’ve done them a couple of different ways.
This is such a great craft for preschool or daycare, and perfect as a last minute Christmas project to do at home with your child.
We started by pulling out our beloved button collection.
The Hooligans love playing with buttons. It’s soothing and relaxing to sift through them, examining all the different patterns, textures, colours and sizes.
I often set out a muffin tin, some scoops and a few jars, and the children pour and scoop and sort for close to an hour.
To make these simple button wreath ornaments, you’ll need:
- cardboard (cereal box weight is great)
- glue & glue gun (the glue gun is optional)
To cut my wreath, I traced a large circle onto the cardboard, and a smaller circle inside, and cut that out.
When the paint was dry, they glued their buttons on.
Using a glue bottle is really good for muscle development and co-ordination, but the glue that I have at the moment is really hard to squeeze, so I’ve been pouring the glue into a small jar, and the Hooligans use paint-brushes to apply it to their project.
Once the buttons have dried, glue a bow in place.
You can make your bow from ribbon, raffia, wool, fabric scraps or whatever you have on hand.
Punch a hole in the top of the wreath, and add a loop of thread so you can hang your cardboard button wreath on the Christmas tree.
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.