Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids Inspired by Corduroy

Here’s a simple button star Christmas ornament craft for kids inspired by the children’s book, Corduroy! It’s such a cute and easy homemade ornament that can be adapted for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten. This post contains affiliate links.

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Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

One of our all-time favorite children’s books is Corduroy by Don Freeman. It’s a classic book that both my children have always enjoyed and still choose to have read to them at bedtime.

Corduroy by Don Freeman

 

We were inspired by the book, Corduroy, to make this simple button star Christmas ornament perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. The various buttons and Corduroy’s green overalls in the story inspired our selection of materials for creating this cute button star ornament!

(You could also read A Pocket for Corduroy and Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise to go along with this DIY Christmas ornament for kids.)

 

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

Materials for Button Star Christmas Ornament

 

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Directions for Making Button Star Christmas Ornament

1. Print out the free star templates (or draw your own stars) and cut them out.

2. Use the large star template to trace a star onto your brown cardboard or cardstock and cut it out. (We found some sheets of brown cardstock at our local craft store that had neat textures. You could also use cardboard from shipping boxes you get in the mail during the holidays.)

 

cut out brown stars using the free star template

 

3. Trace the smaller star onto your green fabric, felt, or paper and cut it out.

 

cut out the green stars for the christmas ornament craft for kids

 

4. Glue the green star onto your brown star background.

 

glue the stars together

 

5. Glue buttons all over your star to create a button collage. You can use Christmas colors, colors from the story, or any assortment of colors you’d like!

 

glue buttons onto your star ornament

 

6. Punch a hole in the top of your star and tie some twine, ribbon, or yarn through it for hanging.

 

punch a hole in your ornament for hanging

 

Display on your Christmas tree!

 

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Tips

  • If doing this project with a large group of children, give them a variety of brown backgrounds and green smaller stars to choose from.
  • It’s helpful to have the stars pre-cut for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

 

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Homemade Button Star Ornament Craft for Kids inspired by Corduroy

 

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Easy homemade ornaments for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten inspired by the book, Corduroy!

Comments

  1. These are beautiful Chelsey! Love how simple & pretty they are!

  2. Love the endless possibilities with this craft – so many combinations!

  3. Corduroy was one of my daughter’s favorite books. Your button ornaments are a perfect activity for this book.

  4. What a lovely idea! I love the simplicity of it!

  5. Buttons are such a great material to use for craft! Stars look absolutely beautiful!

  6. These are simple and lovely! We made a felt wreath decorated with buttons last year at Christmas time and my son really enjoyed gluing on the buttons – I think we’ll give your stars a try this year – as well as check out the book! Thanks!

  7. This was one of my favorite books as a child, love the connection with these sweet cardboard stars.

  8. Awe! Corduroy was my favorite childhood book. Love this simple ornament. Perfect even for the non crafty family..

  9. Buttons and Christmas seem to make such a good match! Lovely idea! I love it!

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