Monday, May 2, 2016

On the Banks of Plum Creek

We are reading the next book in the Wilder series,
"On the Banks of Plum Creek" and loving it!
Today we read how Laura and Mary used Ma's buttons
to make a "Button String" for Carrie. 
Well, I retrieved my old button box, 
that was given to me by my grandmother, 
and allowed my children to 
make a button string.
We wanted to see how much fun a button string
 was or wasn't ;) 

 First, we chose just the most beautiful buttons...
 it was tough work!
 Then, the 'stringing" began.

We learned that you can swish the buttons back and forth
to make a lovely sound...or
twirl it round and round.
It was a small craft idea taken straight out of the book.
The kids had a good time creating and even experimenting
 ways that would fascinate a baby!