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By: MAG Artists
Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - April 22, 2020
Time for miniMAG at home!
Animals and buttons, what a great combination! Create/use a template to trace your animal (our example is an elephant), and then fill it in with coloured buttons.
You can download the instructions here
What You Need: 12”x12” cardstock paper, Animal template, Buttons (small buttons work much better), String, White Glue
Step 1: Using a picture of an animal trace the shape of the animal onto a piece of paper or cardboard and then cut this out to make your template. Trace you animal template onto a 12”x12” piece of cardstock paper. We’re using an elephant today.
Step 2: Pick out a bunch of buttons and 4 pieces of string (4-6” long). The string will be used for our button balloons! The ears work the best with a large button, smaller ones work everywhere else.
Step 3: Glue down the string first then start with your large buttons and add small ones in around.
Step 4: Test your piece to make sure all the buttons are secure. Now admire you’re button animal!