Can I just start off by saying that you can join us to use up some of your buttons to help health care workers during the Coronavirus pandemic? We have been making ‘ear saver’. These go at the back of the head and enables the workers to put the elastic from their masks over the buttons, thus saving their ears. It can be quite painful to wear the masks over your ears for an extended period of time.
In our family, one of our favourite things to do is to sit down with some sort of art and craft. The passion started with me as a child growing up in a rural community in sunny Jamaica. Life was hard for most who lived in the area. A lot of children did not attend school on Fridays because their parents needed their help to harvest crops, or sell in the market or assist in some other way to bring much-needed income to the family.
For the few of us who attended school on Fridays, it was an absolute delight because instead of doing regular lessons, the teachers allowed us to do art and craft all day. Many lazy, hazy days were spent just enjoying doing fun activities and then running outdoors now and again to enjoy the sunshine!
Many people might frown upon that these days but the way it was explained then, I accept. The right balance had to be found between teaching and learning and allowing children to help their families make money. If the teacher taught regular lessons on Fridays to the few of us who attended, then the majority who did not attend would lose out. So there you go. I’m glad I attended on Fridays.
So what I want to share with you is an easy art and craft activity that the whole family can do together to build good relationships, social skills and family togetherness.
All you will need for this craft are: canvas, glue, buttons and a design that you like. I have made it super easy for you by searching for and finding the things you will need. You will be delighted to know that I have put the least expensive items that will still give you an amazing finished product. Most of the items cost only £1. I’m good, aren’t I?
Now here’s a bit of suspense for you. which of these would you want to make using just buttons and a few other supplies?
If you check Pinterest, you will find a whole lot of really good examples of this type of art and craft. Click the link above and see. Just type button art and you will find lots to inspire you.
Once you have purchased the items you are ready to begin.
Place the canvas on a level surface. Ensure it is clean and free of any bits.
Transfer your desired pattern or let the most artistic family member sketch it on.
You are then ready to add glue to the design, after which you add the buttons. If you are doing this type of craft for the first time, be sure to not put the glue on the entire design at first, just so it is manageable. Also remember to let the canvas dry completely before attempting to mount them.
Trust me, you will like the effect and can make more and more and give your family lots of bonding time together. Not to mention the fact that you can add this to your list of your frugal hobbies that can also make you some money.
Let me know how you get on, feel free to share your photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy button craft crafting.
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