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Colonial American Games – Button and Cup

October 22, 2010

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Colonial America Toy – Button and Cup

Materials:

  • straight and sturdy 8″ long stick
  • egg carton cup
  • 1″ button
  • 20″ of string or yarn

Steps to Make:

  • Poke the stick carefully through the bottom of the egg carton so it sits 1/2″ from the end of the stick.
  • Have your child tie the string to the end of the stick.
  • Then have your child tie the button to the end of the string.

To Play:

  • Your child will hold the cup end in front of them and move the stick to flip the button on the string into the cup.
  • Let them count how many times they are successful within a time limit.
  • The string can be made longer to make it harder or shorter to make it easier to play.

    Making Button and Cap toy.

    Sitting in the grass on a beautiful spring day making a traditional colonial American toy

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