Even though summer is drawing to a close all too soon for me, we still have time to play. My kids love to play. If I let them play outside all day long, they would. They ride bikes, jump on the trampoline, play tag. I love to watch/listen to them play. I would much rather have them out playing, using their imaginations, then inside on the Wii all zoned out or glued to the TV. But there are some days that outside play doesn’t work so well. We have had quite a few afternoon rain showers. When the rain starts, the kids come in. I love having something for them to do. We were able to review My Image Button Maker. It makes the perfect rainy day activity!
My Image Button Maker is a little bit of a flash back for me. Growing up, I always wore buttons proudly. I had a “big button” of the New Kids on the Block on the back of my jean jacket. If you are a child of the 80’s you now what I am talking about. I loved wearing statement buttons. So when I got the opportunity to review a button maker, I jumped on it. I was hoping my kids would like the buttons as much as I used to. These buttons aren’t old school like I used to like. They are a had plastic casing instead of the the cheap plastic layer that used to curl around the picture.
I was afraid the buttons may be too hard for my kids to do, but they are amazingly easy. First, you pick an image from the provided sheets, though you can get online and download others images or even personal pictures and send them to be printed or print them at home. Once the image is selected, you simply line it up in the circle hole punch. You do have to be careful to line it up perfectly because if you miss and there is a white line around it, you will see it on the button. Now that you have the image punched, you simply put the clear top upside down on the base, add the image, and press the back on. Before pressing the back on, you get the choice of making it a button (then you simply add the pin) or make it a magnet (and then you peel and stick the magnet after the back is pressed it). The entire process takes less then 3 minutes.
My kids all loved the finished products. The only problem we found was the refill packs are a little hard to come by. There is a link on the site that tells you where you can find them, but there aren’t any locations within 30 miles of my house. I guess I should not live in the middle of nowhere.
The finished products were darling and my kids love to wear their buttons. Our fridge is full of fun magnets that my kids have made for others that they are waiting to give them. A great activity for rainy days, birthday parties, or just for fun!
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