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Button Snake

I made this Button Snake for B to build his fine motor 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.

felt button snake

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.

felt button snake

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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Thursday 21st of May 2015

[…] Keep your felt scraps and make a quick button snake. […]


Tuesday 31st of July 2012

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!


Tuesday 5th of June 2012

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.


Saturday 7th of January 2012

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"


Tuesday 12th of July 2011

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