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Painted Bread Buttons

This craft project is almost good enough to eat!

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What you need:

  • cookie cutters
  • white bread
  • yarn
  • craft glue
  • paint brushes
  • acrylic paint

What to do:

  1. Using cookie cutters, punch out shapes from slices of white bread and let them dry out.
  2. Poke a hole at the top and bottom of each shape for lacing the yarn.
  3. With watered-down glue, paint around the outside edge of the cut-outs to reinforce the shape.
  4. Once the shapes have dried, invite your child to paint them with bright designs.
  5. String them together to create a funky bread-based work of art for hanging on walls or windows.   


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