Making button bracelets is a great arts and craft activity for children. Whether they want to make bracelets for themselves or create a handmade gift for friends or family members, this simple craft activity will be a hit with children!
These bracelets make great gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas or friends’ birthdays and is a great activity for improving fine motor skills through threading and sewing.
You will need:
- Thin piece of elastic as the base of the bracelet (string can also be used)
- An assortment of buttons
- A pair of scissors
How to make a button bracelet:
1. Cut a piece of elastic or string to the approximate size of your wrist, leaving about 10cm extra space to allow for the bracelet to be tied up.
2. Take the piece of elastic or string and weave it through the buttons, coming up from underneath the button, crossing over the top, and exiting back down again on the other side of the button. This will ensure the buttons sit nicely and the bracelet is comfortable when worn.
3. Once you have threaded enough buttons to the length of your bracelet, tie the two ends of elastic or string together to finish your bracelet off.