How To Teach Kids To Sew On A Button with a Craft

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Heart Garland

Today we want to share a Heart Garland that serves as two purposes. 1. Valentine’s Day is coming soon and my Little Chefs LOVE holidays! They love the food, the surprise, and especially love decorating! They find any boxes of decorations I have and decorate themselves. If I do not have enough to make our home or their rooms festive they MAKE their own decorations. They are ALWAYS proud of their own creations. 2. What a better way to teach my Little Chefs how to sew on a button then through a craft. The repetitive pattern helped my Little Chefs improve their skills with each new heart.

Heart Garland or How to Teach Kids To Sew On A Button

Supplies for heart garland


  • felt hearts of various sizes and colors
  • the same amount of buttons as hearts
  • ribbon, the length of your choice
  • needle and thread
  • scissors


  1.  Cut the ribbon the length you would like your garland to be.
  2. Place one heart on the ribbon and a button on top of the heart. Using your needle and thread sew the button on the ribbon. We have learned it is easier to vocalize the steps so that your heart does not end up like this because the thread went down instead of going up. Up one hole, down the diagonal hole. Up the opposite hole, down the diagonal hole.
    d button with thread wrong way Each Little Chef had their own method of holding all parts together and pushing the needle through. After the first heart Little Chef A was able to do it all herself. Little Chef C wanted me to start each heart for her. Little Chef D needed even more hands on help. Her stitching was unconventional with a few mishaps and the messiest backside.

A sewing on a button C sewing on a button  D sewing on a button

My Little Chefs were having the best time making their OWN decoration while learning how to sew! They commented they were getting better and better at sewing each new heart. This year we are going to have a GREAT new decoration in their rooms. Give it a try and teach your Little Chef how to sew on a button!

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About Kimberly

I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!


  1. This is such a wonderful way to teach children how to sew!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #20 :)
    Have a great week!!


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