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 & threaded it through the card. It’s great to see how confident she is with threading now & how much care she takes.

She then added a button (beads) to the pipe cleaner & threaded it through the other hole in the flower shape. We then twisted the pipe cleaner at the back of the flower head to secure, & our flower was complete!

The great thing about using pipe cleaners to thread objects is that they are sturdy & easy for little hands to manipulate.

As Minnie enjoyed this activity so much we made more flowers to give as gifts & wrapped some pretty ribbon around the pipe cleaner stalks to make a mini bouquet.

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! 


  1. Oh my! These are adorable! Love them! And just in time for "Spring Get Crafty" going up next week! Will include!

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!!!


  2. Love it! I featured this today at Fun For Kids Finds. http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/03/fun-for-kids-finds_14.html

    The boys and I will be making some of these this week!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters