Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Button Collages

Ever get in a funk with your art ideas?  Lack of sleep, a teething baby, and a sporadically sore back have made it such an effort to pull out the art and craft supplies. So instead of more structured art projects, we've been going the more open-ended  process art activity route.  (Basically I just throw a couple of art supplies on the table and then see what we end up with.)  Recently I pulled out a bunch of old thrifted buttons and gave the challenge to "create art with buttons."  Here's what we came up with!

Invitation to Create with Buttons

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids

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After issuing the challenge to "create art with buttons," I put out some Sharpie markers, random assortment of buttons, old magazines, scissors, glue, and my current go-to art supply (fast drying solid tempera paint) and we got creating.

(Note:  If you follow me on Instagram you'll see that I tend to favor bright colors and white backgrounds. If you're expecting my real life to look like that, you'll be sorely disappointed.  As much as I love my IG feed, you can see below that real life is certainly nothing like that!)

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids


We created side-by-side while the baby slept.  Here are some of the fun pieces of button collage art that we came up with!

Rawr!

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids- lion


(A rainbow, a race car that also plays guitar music with flames, and a racing snail)

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids- rainbow, car, snail

A rainbow 

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids- rainbow


Hope you have fun creating side-by-side with your kiddos too!

More Button Crafts for Kids!


If you're looking for some super cute button crafts to try with your kiddos, check out these links from some of my favorite kid-craft loving bloggers below!

Happy making, friends!

Invitation to create with buttons- make button art collages with the kids- lion, rainbow, race car


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