Crafty Wednesday – Treasure Art

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Love these simple craft ideas for busy families.

These creative kids collect bottle caps! How innovative!!My kids collect things. Weird things — buttons, bottle caps, broken jewelry, fabric cut from old clothes and, most recently, my old breast pump (to play mad scientist of course). I’m always a bit torn about whether to encourage these collections. But ultimately, I want to nurture the creative, resourceful ideas that develop from these treasures. The following photos are of “treasure art” made from buttons.

I have to do this with my kids! I hope they can make something half as cool as this hand!One reason we love this kind of art project is that we can photograph it and then dump the buttons back in their container, but if we ever want to keep something, it can be glued to a canvas and kept.

Whoa! A tree out of buttons! I totally have to try this!What a neat idea for making something heirloom quality out of old buttons.
This one was entitled, "Crazy Devil Woman"What's the deal with the right foot?

Sometimes we all try to make the same thing.

Good News Everyone:  Starting next month, BeARTrageous will be helping me with my craft posts!

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.


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