United Arab Emirates Button Card {Tutorial}

The United Arab Emirates (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎‎) is located in Western Asia and ruled by a President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  It joined the Arab League in 1971.

Sometimes people shorten it’s name to Emirates (Arabic: الامارات‎‎) or the UAE, very similar to how people often shorten the United States of America to America or USA.

The UAE has Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.

Today’s learning tutorial involves buttons, which I personally love.  I have a huge collection but still can’t stop buying them. I pulled out my stash and talked to my daughter about the UAE as we spent an afternoon of gluing together in this United Arab Emirates flag button card.


Red, black, white, and green buttons
Blank card
5×7 White card stock

Divide your white card stock into four sections, one vertical and three horizontal.

Place the red buttons in the vertical section and in the next three sections, place the green, white and black buttons on top of each other.

Start gluing your card in the red section by drawing out a straight glue line starting from the top and gong all the way down.  Place a row of red buttons on this glue line.  Continue two more times until you have three rows of red buttons.

Once you have completed the red section, start working on the green, white, and black rows of buttons.

Let your glue stick overnight before you move the card. Also, if you are planning on mailing this, make sure it’s in a bubble envelope to protect the buttons.

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I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.