Adventist Adventurer Awards/Buttons

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History of the Buttons[edit | edit source]

In modern clothing and fashion design, a button is small fastener, most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently of seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together. In archaeology, a button can be a significant artifact. In the applied arts and in craft, a button can be an example of folk art, studio craft, or even a miniature work of art.

Buttons are most often attached to articles of clothing but can also be used on containers such as wallets and bags. However, buttons may be sewn onto garments and similar items exclusively for purposes of ornamentation. Buttons serving as fasteners work by slipping through a fabric or thread loop, or by sliding through a buttonhole.

Create and decorate a clothing button container.[edit | edit source]

Start a collection of clothing buttons. Variety is more important than quantity, though each child should have approximately 50 buttons.[edit | edit source]

Go to Botton's Gallery for a complete button collection

Decorate with buttons and/or complete a button craft.[edit | edit source]

To see the picture go to Button Flowers picture

Materials Needed:

•Colorful Craft Foam, Felt, or Cardstock
•16 or 18 Gauge Floral or Craft Wire
•Wire Cutters


Start out by cutting a variety of flower shapes out of colorful craft foam, felt or cardstock. The buttons will serve as the center of the flower so the size of the buttons will determine the size of the flowers you cut. Cut a piece of floral wire about 20" long or twice as long you want your flower's stem to be.

Now it is time to assemble the flowers! First, poke one end of the wire through the center of a flower shape. Push the wire through the flower about halfway. Next, poke that same wire end through one of the holes on a button. Push the button down until it sits right up next to the card stock flower. That same wire end should be bent and poked through the another hole in the button and also back through the flower. The wire should be pulled snug against the button.

To finish your flower, twist the ends of the wire together all of the way up to the flower to form the stem. Experiment with using a variety of flower shapes and buttons. Make an entire bouquet of button flowers.

Play “Button, button, who has the button” game.[edit | edit source]

You will find variations of this game in Wikipedia

The children all stand (or sit) in a circle with their hands out, palms together. One child, called the leader or 'it', takes a button (usually provided by an adult) and goes around the circle, putting their hands in everybody else's hands one by one. In one person's hands they drop the button, though continue to put their hands in the others' so that no one knows where the button is except for the giver and receiver.

The leader (or alternatively all the children in the circle depending on your preference) starts the other children guessing by saying, "Button, button, who's got the button?" before each child's guess. The child guessing replies with their choice, e.g. "Billy has the button!"

If you have the button, haven't been guessed yet, and it's your turn to guess, you choose someone else so that no one knows it's you.

Once the child with the button is finally guessed, that child is the one to distribute the button and start a new round.

Have a “Button Trade Night.”[edit | edit source]

Read and discuss Hebrews 13:16.[edit | edit source]

Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

The purpose of this award is to bring Adventurers together in common practice of sharing. Tell Adventurers how they can be like Jesus by sharing with others.

External Resources[edit | edit source]

All about Buttons → Wikipedia

Button's History By Diana L. Hefti → World Collectors Net

Button Flowers craft by Sherri Osborn →