Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Try It Tuesday: Hand Print Mittens

These are fun, cute and provide a memento of the size of your child's hands for when they start to grow old too fast.

I let my kids do much of this on their own. For my son I did draw some mittens for him and them he cut them out, but for my daughter she drew her own mittens and did the entire project on her own. This was one of our winter "cold" no-school day projects.

Start out by having them draw and cut out mittens by using their own hand to draw around as you want to make sure their hand print will fit inside!

Then have them paint their hand and press it inside the mittens of the respective hand/mitten combinations.

This next step you have to wait until the paint dries, or you could do this step before the paint step and get it all done, but I did it afterwards. Just trace around the mitten with glue and sprinkle glitter all over. We also stapled a length of string to the mittens as well.

They don't make mittens that are attached like that anymore, but I do remember having a set like that when I was a kid. They were homemade, so maybe only mittens existed like that that were homemade.

Anyone else have a pair of mittens like that?


Krystal Bernier said...

Love this craft, it is so important to keep your kids minds active and creative. I will keep this craft in mind for when my little one is old enough.

Clara Homeschooler said...

This is a great way to spend a day when the weather outside is "frightful." Looks like your children enjoyed it.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

What a cute and fun project to keep the kids happy when they really can't go outside. Thanks for the inspiration!

Emilee Roberts said...

What a cute idea! I love this! We are always looking for new crafts!

Becka M said...

Super cute idea! I love anything that lets me get the glitter out. :)

Mommy Peach said...

My daughter will love this activity!

Suzanne Michele said...

This is such a cute idea!! I will definitely try this with my son!