Winter is such a nice season because you get to cozy up in warm mittens and fluffy scarves! My favourite part of winter is bundling up so I just couldn't resist making a mittens craft... *giggle*
This craft is very simple and very fun. The paper strips add a neat pattern and allow children to be super creative. Plus... the cotton balls make for a very fluffy pair of mittens!
- paper & printer,
- colourful construction paper,
- OPTIONAL: cotton balls
- OPTIONAL: string
- Print out the template or draw your own mittens on plain paper.
- Cut out the wooly brims of the mittens but leave the rest of the template intact.
- Cut out several strips of colourful construction paper.
- Try to use at least two colours in order to make a pattern.
- They don't all need to be the same width so don't worry too much about making perfect strips.
- Flip the paper with the mitten drawings upside down.
- Use a glue stick to glue the construction paper strips on the mittens in a pattern.
- Flip the paper back over so you can see the template line and cut out the mittens.
- Now glue the brim of the mittens onto the pattern part of the mittens.
- Using white glue, stick cotton balls to the brim of the mittens.
- You may have to split the cotton balls up into smaller pieces.
- Glue a piece of string to the bottom corner of both mittens like they are connected.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Winter Mittens (B&W)