create (Mama): Busy Bag Buttoning

By freshlyplanted - 2:24 PM

I have dreams of not only sewing more and more clothes for Isia, but also sewing with her. She's been practicing with a plastic needle off and on, but it's not really kept her interest. I kept seeing this buttoning activities in the blogosphere and thought they might capture her interest. 

They're easy to create! A piece of ribbon with a button sewn to one end and a piece of felt sewn onto the other. Then you cut as many felt pieces as your heart desires. At first I was cutting out a multitude of shapes- stars, diamonds, etc. I then decided to just cut out squares and circles since Isia knows her shapes. Our purpose will be to practice threading versus shape recognition.

As soon as I finished it she wanted to start playing with it, which made me think- how could I add more variety to extend her interest even more? Since I had extra ribbon and buttons I decided to create another buttoning activity, this time with a row of buttons sewn flat onto the ribbon. Well, not completely flat because they're buttons and I looped the thread underneath them... but you get the picture. 

She ended up playing with them for about ten minutes, but hasn't wanted to touch them since. As it goes. I'm not worried about it though- soon enough she'll "discover" them again and they'll be the best thing ever. Is that the way it works for your household too?

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