Grab those extra buttons and gather round to make the Button Up to 100 Craft.  Crafted from fabric, buttons, and markers this craft is great for children of all ages.  Young children can secure their buttons with glue while older children will delight in practicing their sewing skills.  Either way, this fun craft will look great!  Once complete, children can practice counting up to 100 using multiples of ten.  As a kindergarten standard requirement, this is a great way for children to acquire this knowledge and a perfect way to mark the one hundredth day of school!

What you'll need:

  • 1 piece of fabric (30 inches by 6 inches)
  • Thread and needle or glue
  • 11 Small, colorful fabric scraps
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Small, Ziploc bag
  • 11 colorful buttons
How to make your Button Up to 100 Craft
  1. Cut eleven small shapes (hearts, stars, triangles, squares, circles, etc.) out of the fabric scraps.  Cut a slit in the top of each one, large enough to fit the button through.  (see photos)
  2. Using markers, write the numbers 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 on the eleven fabric scraps.  (see photos)
  3. Line the shapes up in order along the strip of fabric.  You can line them up horizontally or vertically.  Make sure that the shapes are not overlapping.  (see photos)
  4. Using either thread and needle or glue, sew or glue the buttons into place along the strip of fabric.  If you are using glue, only place glue along center of the button so that the rim does not become attach to the fabric.  If you are using a thread and needle, make sure that your button is securely sewn.  (see photos)
  5. Your Button Up craft is now done!  To practice counting to one hundred, gather your eleven shapes and button them up in order along the large piece of fabric.  Once you have mastered that, try doing it in descending order.  Buttons Up!
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