Friday, March 27, 2009

Felt Buttons

While Cameron was taking a nap today, I made him this shape felt buttoner. I'm not sure if that is really the name of it but I can't think of a better name.

I found these great big buttons at Walmart (sorry Amanda! ;) and had to find something to do with them. I have SO MUCH felt at home and decided that I would cut out shapes and make a felt board that Cameron could practice buttoning. I really want him to practice buttoning but all of this dress shirts have such little buttons that he can't do them yet so I thought this would be good practice for him.
I didn't think of taking pictures of it while I was making it but I think you can figure out how to make it. I just sewed the buttons on a stiff piece of felt and cut out different pieces of felt and slit a hole in the shape felt.
I haven't had him try it yet so I'll have to let you know if he liked it or not. Anthony's birthday party is on Sunday so I'll have to see if my little cousins (they are 4 and 5) like it. It's nice when they come over and I can experiment on them too. (:

5 comments:

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Great and colorful... my daughter is still lacking in the colors depatment... this would be fun for teaching colors. thanks for sharing!

Mandie said...

You have such cute ideas! Love this...I really need to get out and get myself some felt and start crafting :)

~Bobbi~ said...

Wonderful idea Mama!

giddygoat said...

You are forgiven.
Haha.
Very cute idea.

Bernadete said...

Thanks for the idea! I love the way it includes colors, shapes and fine motor all in one!