Making buttons is a great way for teens and adults to learn valuable business skills!
In the process of making and selling them, you are likely to learn graphic design, advertising, marketing, sales, customer service, inventory control, book keeping, accounting, and goal setting.
And should you have others work for you (even your friends), you'll also learn how to be an employer, do job scheduling, and meet deadlines.
All this knowledge simply by making and selling your own buttons!
As a matter of fact, I'm not aware of any other activity where you can learn as much, for so little (do you know what they charge for tuition at a business college?) and be able to turn a tidy profit in a short amount of time.
In many parts of the country, schools use button-making as the core of their business course for this very reason.
So, if you are a parent who is interested in helping your child learn valuable business skills, making buttons is a great way to enhance their education while having fun and making money at the same time.