Some children might need help from an adult as concentration is required, even though the threading is easy. It would be a perfect activity for children to do with grandparents as it is something that can be done together.
Recommended age: 7-8 years upwards, depending on ability.
What you will need
A good selection of buttons (approx 25 depending on their size)
Cord - non stretch or stretchy - 20 - 30 cm depending on the length you require. Excess can be trimmed.
How to make the button bracelet
Choose the buttons from your bag of buttons. They can be all the same size or a mixture of sizes. Children are best using small or medium sized buttons so that the finished bracelet is not heavy or cumbersome on their small wrist.
clear stretchy cord, coloured elastic or waxed cord.
This type of button bracelet is formed by a double row of buttons. The process is to thread the thread down two holes and up two holes. The buttons overlap each other.
( If there are four holes, choose the diagonal hole)
Start by going up one hole and down the other hole in the button.
Then go down the first hole in the next button and up the other.
Next you go up the hole and down, down the next button and up.
Simply make a double knot in your thread, trim the ends and the bracelet is ready to wear
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