Friday, December 11, 2009

Dec. 11 - Button Candycanes

The 11th day of December brought more button fun!
Last night as I laid in bed and was about to fall asleep, I had the thought to put red buttons on a white pipe cleaner, bend it, and make a candy cane. I almost got out of bed and did it right then, but fell asleep before I even realized that I was still awake.

But bright and early, with LM’s hands leading the way, we gave it a whirl! He had so much fun threading the pipe cleaner through the button holes. Some of them were pretty small and Mommy helped out a bit, but mostly he did it all!

But we couldn’t stop there. No sir-ee. LM is in love with these buttons, so I gave him another pipe cleaner and let him put on whatever buttons his little hearty desired. This was a fun activity because not only was it festive, fun, good concentration & fine-motor skill practice, but it also was interesting enough to hold this little Pre-schoolers attention for a good 45 minutes!


Infant Bibliophile said...

How cute! My son loves threading pipe cleaners through some oversized beads, and he also loves playing with my button collection lately (for at least an hour a day!! with mom and dad). I wonder if our pipe cleaners would fit through the buttons. Definitely going to try this later today. Thanks for the idea.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Thanks again for the idea; we tried it and I linked to your post on my blog tonight: