Handmade Button Flowers!

Thought you might like to see our latest threading activity, this time we’re creating cute button flowers to decorate our kitchen.

To create our bouquet I cut some simple flower shapes out of pastel coloured card, & then added two small holes in the centre of the flower (using a ballpoint pen). 

Minnie & I decorated the flowers with coloured pencils & paint dabbers.
She then chose the pipe cleaner she wanted to use for each flower & threaded it through the card. 

Then using a selection of large buttons she added a button to the centre of each flower. It’s great to see her confidence with threading activities & her concentration. The great thing about using pipe cleaners to thread objects is that they are sturdy & really easy for little hands to manipulate.

 To secure the flower head we twisted the pipe cleaner at the back of the petals & our flower was complete!

As Minnie enjoyed this activity so much we made more flowers using beads & buttons. We wrapped some pretty ribbon around a few stems to make a mini bouquet & gave them to Grandparents.

A perfect gift for Valentine's, Mothers Day, or any day of the year! Plus they're less expensive than a real bunch of flowers & these ones last forever!