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This adorable button stick craft may look simple to make, but packs a ton of fun for kids. It’s a building challenge, a good practice in using a glue gun (if your kids are new at it) a nature craft and good exercise in practicing fine motor skills!

Button Stick Tree Craft – Materials:

– Assorted colorful buttons
– Sticks
– Air Dry Clay
– Hot glue gun (a low temperature one is great for kids just learning how to use one for the first few times)
– A base (we used a piece of thick cardstock or you could use cardboard)


Step 1. Add a bit of air dry clay to your base. You could also secure with a bit of hot glue. Press buttons onto your clay base if you want, make sure to add a dab of hot glue.

Step 2. Start building your tree upward, hot gluing branches and buttons along the way until you feel your button tree looks complete.

This may seem pretty easy, but it’s a great project for your child to work through and apply building and engineering skills. The base has to be stable, and where you apply the sticks next will also have to form a stable base as you build upwards or sideways.

Once done with your tree, sit back and admire it as a pretty cool button stick art sculpture to display!

What are some of your favorite button crafts? Check out more ways you can build sculptures with your kids. And tons more fun and creative ideas for kids!

This craft is part of a monthly challenge with the talented Kids Craft Stars bloggers. Please feel free to join us in on the fun each month and tag your craft pictures #kidscraftstars on Instagram!

Check out more adorable button crafts below from the group:

Button Fish Craft for Kids | I Heart Crafty Things
Button Pineapple with Free Printable | Glued to My Crafts
Button Dragonfly Craft | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Rainbow Caterpillar Button Craft | Artsy Momma
Origami Butterfly Stick Toys | Pink Stripey Socks
Button Snail Craft | I Heart Arts N Crafts
Ladybug Button Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
Starfish Button Craft | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Invitation to Create with Buttons | Pink Stripey Socks
Cute Little Button Birds | Crafty Morning
Fine Motor Fish Collage | In the Playroom


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.