Thursday, July 19, 2012

Buttons, Buttons!

Whenever thunderstorms move in, the computers get turned off. Then, since we usually tend to spend a LOT of time on the computers, we need to find other activities to keep busy.

I pulled out the Shrinky Dinks. This time I thought I'd go ahead and make buttons.

I used one of the patterns on the button tutorial found at Scissors.Paper.Wok. Then I pulled out my 1-1/2" circle paper punch and my regular paper hole punch (1/4 inch?) and started punching out the buttons from the Shrinky Dink plastic.

I have one of those obscenely large packages of colored sharpies (not too badly priced when you used one of the occasional 50% off coupons that Michael's offers)...

...and decided to make a button in every color...except black...and brown...I was sticking with the bright colors this time.

I could just picture them going down the front of a cream colored cotton sundress.

This started to be really fun...and as long as the oven didn't heat up the house too much, I was fine coloring Shrinky Dinks with The Girl for the rest of the afternoon.

She made about a half dozen single-hole charms and LOTS of letter "beads" while I continued making buttons. It was just ridiculous how many we made!

It certainly was a fun rainy day activity!

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