i think i mentioned that haley has been back with me for the summer, while she's on break from preschool. one of the things that she asks to do the most, is buttons. "can i do buttons, laura?". i don't mind sharing my buttons with her (except my good ones. i hide those). i used to teach classes at a LSS years ago, and had bought like a kazillion buttons for class kits at one point. so i have a good stash of them.
she started making this request quite a while back. i tend to work on a few projects here and there, during the day, while the kids are eating or running around. and when i would take out a jar of buttons, she would always ask to "do buttons". at some point, i came up with a way for her to do just that.
we usually make a card base, since it's something smaller in size, and she can take it home with her to give her mom, dad, or her grandma. i cut a piece of cardstock (this one shows kraft cardstock), slightly smaller than the white card base. then i run that piece of cardstock through my zyron, so that the entire thing is covered in really sticky adhesive. before peeling off the backing, i use regular adhesive on the other side and stick it down on the card base. then when i peel off the backing, the zyron adhesive part of the cardstock is on the top. so the entire front of the card is now sticky.
and then i give miss haley a big bowl of buttons. she loves green buttons, although i did get her to do red buttons once. she will sit and pick out the perfect buttons, and she starts pushing them onto the sticky cardstock. she keeps going, until she gets the entire thing filled up. and she's really good about making sure to press them all down, really well, so that they don't fall off. she's always so proud of her button card.
and what is zachary doing, while haley is "doing buttons"? he's got his potato head glasses on, and his plastic pretend keys. and then he proceeds to try and blow this joint ;)