Kids Project: Button Mosaic Turtle

button mosaic turtle little button diaries

This little fella would be very happily hang in a little one’s bedroom. He’s super easy to make with the help of some air dry clay and a handful of coloured buttons. Hop over to Hobbycraft to see our blog post on how to make him. Complete with template and video tutorial!

 

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Nap Time Crafts: Pinwheel hairclip

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There’s a big pinwheel obsession going on in our household right now. Whilst playing around making paper wheels in the garden, I realised it would be just as easy to make a felt version that would make an awesome hairclip (/brooch/hairband/hatpin/keyring..?). This is a great one if you only have a short space of time and requires very little equipment. I didn’t have a hairclip base so I ripped an ugly one apart. Very satisfying!

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Lemon Button Biscuits

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January is renowed for diets, detox and exercise galore. We salute those motivated enough to avoid sweet treats completely, and we’re giving a nod (albeit a faint one) to healthy eating by giving up chocolate for a month. But we still need a little something to dunk in our tea, hence these lemon button biscuits. They were also the perfect opportunity to try out our new Christmas baking gifts.

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Nap Time Crafts: Button Christmas Tree Decoration

diy button christmas tree decoration

We saw this really lovely craft tutorial on Country Baskets for a simple button tree decoration, so we thought it would make a perfect festive Nap Time Craft.

For this project you will need:

  • An assortment of green buttons in different sizes
  • 1 small yellow button
  • 3 medium-sized red buttons
  • Craft wire
  • Wire cutters/scissors
  • Bakers twine to hang decoration

Begin by cutting your wire. You need to cut it to double the length of your finished tree. You also need a bit extra to tie the decoration at the bottom, and a loop to hang it at the top.

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Nap Time Crafts: DIY Magnets 3 Ways

button magnet tutorial

Today’s Nap Time Craft is so quick, it can be done while the kettle is on.

For this craft you will need:

  • An assortment of buttons/flat-backed tins/photo paper (depending on which type of magnet you choose)
  • Self-adhesive magnet sheet
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

Cut the magnetic sheet to fit the back of the button. You need to use buttons that have a flat back and not the shanked variety.

Peel off the back of the magnetic sheet, and stick it onto the back of the button.

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