(Buttons sewn on by Elly, nearly 3yrs)
I saw this idea on Childhood 101 (a great resource for anyone with preschoolers) yesterday and just had to try it with the girls immediately. They are always sorting through and playing with my button collection (I have had to give the girls their own basket of buttons) and they love sewing and threading...
So, we did this after quiet time yesterday. It was surprisingly easy, even for Elly. They enjoyed it so much that when I suggested doing some painting, they begged to sew more buttons first!
I think it is a very satisfying little fine motor activity - because no matter what buttons you use or where they are sewn, the colourful and tactile result is, quite simply, very charming!