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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21: Count Your Buttons Day

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Button Mosaic


  • blocks of scrap wood
  • lots of buttons
  • plaster of Paris
  • paint


  1. Children should draw a rough draft on paper of how they want their mosaic to look since the plaster of Paris dries quickly.
  2. Prepare the plaster of Paris according to directions on the box.
  3. Cover a wood scrap with plaster.
  4. Make rough textures, curves, and bends in the plaster.
  5. Place buttons where desired.
  6. Let stand a few minutes.
  7. Paint.
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s construction card set (activity F3). Also consider activity H1 from Toolbox Training’s book 100 Game Activities for Kids.

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