For this activity we transformed Grandma’s rick rack and buttons into a multi-generational keepsake. Materials Frame Felt Cap Pencil/eraser (sorry we forgot this in the photo!) Fabric scissors Buttons Rick rack Glue gun Directions Trace out circles using your cap (ours is from a milk jug) onto your felt. We would recommend choosing a colour of felt that matches your rick rack, however, for the purposes of photography, we used a contrasting colour. Cut your circles out. These will make a base for your flowers. (It is often easier to cut out a rough square around a circle and then do more polished cut after, rotating the felt as you go.) Start with the outside of the circle and work your way in. Put glue around the perimeter, attaching your rick rack and wrapping it around, adding more glue as you go, moving inward. When you reach the centre, trim the excess and glue down the end of your rick rack. Glue a button in the centre. Make several flowers and then glue them to your frame. Add a picture of someone special! Purpose Re-imaging materials. Experimenting with different tools an techniques. Safety Notes Use scissors with care & supervision. A glue gun should be used by and adult or based on your age and abilities, with direct adult supervision and caution. Materials such as rick rack and buttons can pose strangulation and choking hazards and therefore should be kept out of reach of young children and used only for the intended purposes with direct adult supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.