DIY Felt Button Snake

See how to make a diy button snake. It's 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 - check it out!
diy button snake

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Diy Button Snake

Even if you never sew, you'll love this project. It's quick and totally simple, even appropriate for older kids to make, if they know how to sew by hand. (Off course, adult supervision is recommended when kids work with sharp objects like needles.)


  • a button
  • a ribbon
  • several pieces of (thick) felt


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

 diy button snake

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

diy button snake

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

diy button snake

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 ;)

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diy button snake

Happy buttoning!


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  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.

    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 :)

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

    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

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

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