Button Caterpillars (and cat)

I had absolute no idea what to do yesterday afternoon, so we opened our craft drawer, and found some buttons, some chenille, glue and some eyes…

Since it is Spring time, I thought about creating something for the garden. (We do not have any garden, but that doesn’t matter…it is the idea, right? 🙂

Caterpillar Material

Originally uploaded by www.MiniCuties.com
So…it could be some flowers…a butterfly…a Easter bunny…
But while I was thinking, my daughter was already very busy putting the buttons in the chenille stem.
We ended up making this beautiful creatures!
Take a look!


This activity is a great way to practice hand and eye coordination,

concentration and fine motor skills, a skill needed for writing later on.

After the body was done, we made a little face and glued the eyes



She had so much fun that we made a couple more…
We used all the buttons we had! And here the whole family!
This morning my daughter woke up and the first thing she did was asking for more buttons….I could only find these ones. She made this beautiful cat!



3 thoughts on “Button Caterpillars (and cat)

  1. Greatkidgifts, thank you so much for your comment! Your blog is awesome!!! I grew up in Europe (The Netherlands) and your blog has a lot of cool wooden, Montessori toys, just like the ones I used to play with when I was a kid! 😉 Great blog!

    SkylarKD, once again, Thanks!


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