Monday, May 27, 2013

{Messy Monday} Monogram buttons

Remember this monogram I did with buttons?



The kids were all over that so when I saw some wooden letters at Mr Price Home, I checked if they had both a K and C and bought them.

Mind you, this would make an awesome gift for the 4-year-old set:
  • pack of buttons  R10
  • wooden letter     R15
  • glue                    R10 - R15 (I like the blue Bostik which is on the more expensive side but I know once it's glued, it never comes loose)  

I directed the kids a bit.... I squeezed the glue because I wanted them to do a section at a time, and they arranged their buttons as they wished.

Do you see Kendra's flower right in the middle of her K? That's a flower from a hair grip - I kept it (hoarded) thinking we would use it for something and of course, she was delighted to have it.



They did a great job if I say so myself - the hardest part was leaving them to dry completely.



And this entire process took about 20 minutes, so the perfect attention span for my kids.

Best... I managed to take some cute kids while they were attaching their buttons.


most important part of crafting is TIDYING up :)
Tell me about some cute kid things you've done recently... suitable for indoors. 
PS I can give my kids scissors and paper and they're in cutting heaven. Or I hand them scrap paper with visio drawings and tell them to cut out the shapes :)

15 comments:

  1. These are GORGEOUS. I think I may do something like this with them. We've been doing a lot of drawing and cutting and pasting and WRITING! Child2 should never have shown me what he can do because I'm now insisting he do MORE. Such a Tiger I am.
    I was thinking of trying join-the-dots. Do you remember that? He knows numbers so I thought it could be fun for him. I haven't seen those in AGES though. I wonder if you still get them.

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  2. This is an awesome party idea. Lache is looking for an activity for Leane's next party. I will show her this.

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  3. I love buttons! I have some stashed away for our big girl room transformation.

    Scissors-the one thing my children aren't proficient in. I just purchased regular, big kid scissors so we'll see if that helps!

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  4. Our girls LOVE scissors and tape, too. They will stay busy for ages...although they can consume a roll of tape in minutes, it seems. ;)

    Those letters look great!!! I have seen that idea so many times before, but I never thought about the girls doing it themselves. Love it! And as Lynette says, it would be fun for a party or get-together, too.

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  5. These are stunning.

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  6. I want some of those wooden letters too!!! How long ago did you buy them? Really only R15? Such a great idea!

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  7. I did a similar thing last year with buttons and our initials - I did all our initials on A4 paper though and then framed them - I love how they came out. I used buttons I had from my mom so it cost me almost nothing :)

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  8. Those are awesome! Such a great idea :) Um I let Kade help me wash the dishes over the weekend - he LOVED it. (he rinsed the plastic stuff)

    PS - some mosaic grouting on those cut outs would finish them off beautifully in my humble opinion ;)

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  9. That is so cute! What a great way to keep them busy. We painted with glitter glue last night - didn't turn out to be much to look at, but it was fun and kept us busy for about the same amount of time.

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  10. OhI adore these! Clever you! We have been quiet on the craft front - maybe next weekend. (Even the 8 year olds would love this)

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  11. Those came out super cute! I should do a T to add to my T wall :)
    The most recent kid project we did was paint- I haven't done much since.

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  12. Sighhh, when I grow up I want to be an awesome crafter like you. These are wonderful!

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  13. Those are SO adorable. It's nice when you get kid-made crafts that look pretty enough to put out. :)

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  14. These are really cute. I think i may just have to get some more of these letter from Mr P (although I think they were sold out!).

    My olivia loves old photos, scrapping paper and washi tape - she is in complete heaven!

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