Button Snake

felt button snake

I made this Button Snake for B to practice his buttoning skills. I put all of the pieces into a ziplock bag and it is easy for us to grab to use in the car or while we wait somewhere.

All you need to make your own is scrap felt, a long piece of ribbon, a button, and a needle and thread. Cut slits in the middle of the felt squares that match the size of your button. Thread your ribbon through one square and sew it directly onto the bottom of the ribbon. This piece will never come off and it keeps all of the other squares on too. Sew a large button onto the top of the ribbon.

This is what it looks like when your child is finished putting all of the pieces on. B needed help putting the pieces on for a long time and still needs help getting them off sometimes. This is so simple to make and has provided so many hours of fun! 

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  1. You always have such great ideas!

  2. Your blog showed up in my google reader as a “recommended source”, and I’ve bookmarked so many fun activities to do with my three-year-old. I’m now a subscriber, so keep up the great work!

  3. Thanks so much for this idea! I just made one for my kiddos! It was so easy and will be really fun for them!

  4. This is great! I have everything we need, so I’ll be whipping this up sometime soon. What a fun, creative way to practice buttoning and using those fine motor muscles!

  5. Oh my goodness this is a brilliant idea! I am so going to have to borrow your idea! Of course I will comment your blog on my blog about it when done. this would be good for my 4 & 2 year old!

  6. My little one would love this! She is very much into lacing right now.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I just made this…how easy and it looks like fun! Hope Cutie Pie likes it!

    Thanks for all of your ideas!

  8. I need to make this ASAP. I am going on a plane trip with my toddler and I’m trying to come up with quiet toys that will keep him busy for hours!

  9. just used up all my scrap felt today making one of these! Love that you also have themed versions like the leaf one for fall.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank u, I just made on of these for my 21 month old daughter.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am a daycare mum so will put this on my list of things to make for the kiddos good for a “wet season inside activity”

  12. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  13. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!


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