The site that I got this from used this as a craft, but we used it just as an activity. I had a big jar of buttons that I had left over from a craft that I did years ago (really cute button leg Santa decorations), so when I saw this activity on Pinterest, I knew I already had everything we needed. My two year old couldn’t do this yet, but it has kept my 4 year old occupied for quite a while. There’s really not much in the way of instructions. I just looped around the end of the pipe cleaner to keep the first button from sliding off. Then I jut let him string on as many buttons as he wanted. A fun fine motor skills activity that easy to set up and easy to put away!