Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Button Pond


You may not have a button collection like mine but you can play nonetheless. You can use a wide mouthed jar or dishpan filled with rice or macaroni or beads or shredded paper. You can hide just one object in it or multiple. We hid a plastic goldfish. It could be made into a game and take turns. Make sure the children playing are out of the put everything into the mouth stage. My little 15 month old Oliver LOVES the button jar. We play in it every once in a while but he is HIGHLY supervised. I cannot deny him the feeling of running your hands through a button jar. It has to be one of my favorite feelings. If I could swim in them.....

2 comments:

Little Monkey Mama said...

Dang! You have tons! I'm jealous! I have a few, but I let the kids string them onto pipe cleaners and make necklaces and flowers and different things. (That's as crafty as I get...)

I've used two different methods of acquiring my buttons. Michael's craft button pack and the extra buttons that you get on clothing. There are always extras and the odds of ever finding the exact button that you need to find a year after you've purchased the clothing is near impossible.

Packer Family said...

Ooo! Fun! I love it!