Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fine Motor Skill Building Craft | Felt Button Bracelets

We love crafting with felt! It's inexpensive, comes in so many colors/patterns and can be used in so many ways. Today I am showing you all how to make this felt button bracelet that is a great continuous activity for the children and helps build their fine motor skills.





Materials: 
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Felt Bracelet Printable (or you can wing it with different shapes)
  • Circle Velcro Pieces
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Thread or Thread
  • Buttons
  • Pins or a Fabric Pen (shh, I used a Sharpie) or Freezer Paper and a pen
Cut out the shapes and pin or trace onto your felt pieces. (If you have freezer paper, you can iron the shiny side to the felt, trace, cut, then peel off the paper and voila!)





Cut out the bracelet (measure your child's wrist to make sure you make it long enough to fit). Then cut the shapes in different colors. Make a small slit in the middle of each shape.

Attach your Velcro circles to the felt bracelet (one on the front end and one on the back end) for closing. Sew on a few buttons leaving enough space so the shapes don't overlap.


 Now you are all set to hand it over to your little one. They can then button on whatever shapes they'd like.


The fun part is they can take them off and change the colors and/or shapes whenever they'd like to! This is a great activity for working those fine motor skills. 


You can also use different size buttons based on your child's abilities. Larger buttons and shapes with slits are great for beginners and smaller buttons with smaller shapes are perfect for those who are experienced with buttoning.



This felt project is part of Craftulate's Ultimate Guide to 50 Craft Materials series. Check out more crafts by following the Pinterest board for this series.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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