This fantastic idea comes from the very talented Tia Bennett. She created one for Two Peas - I simply printed out the photo + instructions and went to work. Click her name to get to the sample + how to.
One of the coolest things about this project is that Simon was interested in playing along. One of the first things we did was sort buttons. I had been storing them all together in a big jar and found it easier to work with for this project once they were sorted by color.
After awhile they looked like this:
Simon worked and worked (such a good motor skills exercise) and declared his tree finished. Love it:
I went with red, brown, cream, and a bit of green. Mine is still in progress (and I started a second one with clear buttons):
And the best thing to do after a big craft project: