DIY Felt Button Snake

I've got a COLORFUL felt BUTTON SNAKE for you today - made in a moment, requiring really little sewing skills. It's one of the all-time favorite toys among toddlers, encouraging learning buttoning and fine motor skills through play

Easy and quick to make - a perfect present for toddlers, don't you think? 



I've got a COLORFUL felt BUTTON SNAKE for you today - made in a moment, requiring really little sewing skills. It's one of the all-time favorite toys among toddlers, encouraging learning buttoning and fine motor skills through play.


It's quick and totally simple. You'll need:
  • a button
  • a ribbon
  • several pieces of (thick) felt

HOW-to:

1) Sew the button to one side of the ribbon.

 


2) Sew a small piece of felt on the other end of the ribbon (to prevent the squares from sliding off the 'snake'):




3) Cut the pieces of felt to your liking (I chose squares) and cut a button hole into the middle portion of each piece.




 4) Done - the play can start!

DIY button snake

I like button snakes because you can make them in so many colors! I make one here and there, as present for toddlers. And if you're like me, I am nearly 100% sure you want to make one for you too, right now ;)

Happy buttoning!

Damjana

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9 comments:

  1. I have made something like this for my kids but it was not pretty. I did put it on my blog but like I said it was not pretty. I don't own a sewing machine. I used felt squares, a really cool button, a Popsicle stick and a pipe cleaner. Anyways I love this. They are a great teaching tool.

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    1. Aimejo,
      thank you for your comment. I went to your blog and saw the button snake you made - and no matter what you say, I think you did it great! The big yellow smiley button fits wonderfully, and the popsicle stick at the end of the 'button snake' to prevent felt pieces from falling off is an excellent idea :)

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  2. I really like this. We have not done this before. I am going to give it a try.

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    1. Natasha, thank you,
      and I hope the kids will enjoy it at least so much as our son does! Let me know how it went! Damjana

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  3. Cute idea, especially since any shape can be used.

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    1. Thank you, Tameka!
      I agree, this button snake has practically no limits :) Have a great day, Damjana

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  4. Do you think this is age-appropriate for a three year-old child? I don't have any children of my own, so I know very little about which toys are good for whom.

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    1. Hi Cynthia,
      a great question! I'm sure a three-year old will be able to deal with a more detailed and complex button snake too. This one with the five parts only is usually a great one for a two-year old (or younger, but all kids are different) To give you a feeling - just a few days ago, my 18-month daughter was playing with this very button snake from the post. She still needs assistance and encouragement, but manages to thread the button and the ribbon through two or three squares, in a fussy way. Mom help is needed for the rest, but the girl seems to have a lot of fun working with the materials. I'd add a few additional squares for a three year old, or add different shapes to make the activity more challenging. Have a great day!

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