With Bee headed off to JK I’m starting to notice all of the things she needs to start doing on her own, from putting her shoes on the right feet to buttoning up her coat. Which brings me to our Busy Bag – Button Up Ribbon. This busy bag is great because not only will it help her learn how to do her buttons, but she can play with it on the go! She loves a challenge and I’m sure taking the felt on and off will keep her busy for a long time. Check out the video to see this Busy Bag in action!
Busy Bags for Fine Motor Skills
Not only is this busy bag is great when you’re on the go it’s fun for short car trips or even at home. And since it’s super easy to make you can customize it, for example I made different shapes out of the felt such as hearts, stars and more. And like Kate mentions in the video, you can use different colours as well. This way your child can learn to do their buttons and sort different shapes and colours. This busy bag is perfect for kids who need to work on fine motor skill development.
This Button Up Ribbon can be made in 3 easy steps and all of the materials can be found at your local dollar store. Actually most of our Busy Bag materials can be found at the dollar store, so check them out here and make a list to bring along! For the Button Up Ribbon, let’s take a closer look at the materials and a quick step by step on how to make it. Busy Bags For Fine Motor Skills
Easy Button Up Ribbon Busy Bag
- Piece of ribbon (about 12 inches long)
- Two fairly large buttons
- Needle and thread
- Felt shapes (squares work the best and should be at least 3 x 3 inches)
- Using the needle and thread, sew one button to each end of the ribbon.
- Cut your felt into your desired shapes. You could use a cookie cutter as an outline for a certain shape if you want, but make sure it is big enough for those tiny hands!
- Cut a small hole in the middle of the felt shape by folding the shape in half and making a small cut in the felt. Be sure the hole is not too big, or too small. You really want the button to ‘pop’ into/out of the hole.
There you have it a busy bag for fine motor skills! A fun and easy way to teach your child how to do their buttons, giving them a little more independence and you a little break 😉 If you love this Button Up Ribbon be sure to check out our other great on-the-go Busy Bag ideas like the Easy No-Sew Busy Bag Idea – I Spy Bottle because every parent needs an easy to make, fun for the kids, please keep them busy for a moment activity!
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