Thursday:The Importance of the Arts—Creativity with Crafts

Creativity with Crafts

I was disappointed to find out that Martha Stewart’s kids magazine is not longer in publication. Photobucket

While in the grocery store, I saw a special issue, and it is full of great ideas for crafts

These caught my eye and I knew my 2 year old would really enjoy doing this with me
Here are the instructions:

Collect pretty buttons and string them on elasticized cords for stretchy bracelets to be worn or swapped. Shank buttons (with smooth faces) overlap jauntily, while standard buttons, strung through the holes in their centers, lie flat against the wrist. Create some to match every outfit.

Bracelet How-To
Cut elasticized cord long enough to wrap around the wrist twice. To make a standard-button bracelet, thread elastic through from back to front and then to the back again. For four-hole buttons, thread elastic diagonally through two holes on opposite corners.

For a shank-button bracelet, thread elastic through shanks, turning every other button upside down to overlap. Once you’ve strung on enough buttons to reach around the wrist, thread both ends of elastic through a metal crimp tube, available in beading shops, and squeeze tightly with pliers. Trim excess elastic.

You can purchase cord and metal crimp tube from oriental trading.

Here are our results:

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