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Handprint Felt Mittens

Handprint Felt Mittens
Handprint Felt Mittens
Messiness: High
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Stephanie Sims
167 Projects
There are few things that make me happier than childhood keepsakes; thankfully my children love making these mittens as much as I love seeing them hanging on our tree.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Handprint Felt Mittens

After gathering together our supplies...

Handprint Felt Mittens

...Maddie traced her hand on a piece of scratch paper.

Handprint Felt Mittens

She cut out her handprints, then I used this as a template to cut out the pattern on pieces of felt she had chosen. "Polka dots? Stripes? Flowers?" Nope. Plain pink, she wanted.

Handprint Felt Mittens

I asked the children if they wanted their mittens glued or sewn--both opted for sewn. "Do you want to handstitch them, or sew them on the sewing machine?" Both definitely wanted the machine! (This was Trev's first time!) They chose the stitch type, and the thread, and I stitched the mittens for them until it came to the straight line, and they took over. Vroom! We left the bottom of the mittens open for stuffing.

Handprint Felt Mittens
We got out the doodads... we had bits of lace, buttons, sequins, bangles, mosaic pieces, foam things, ribbon, small wood pieces, pompoms, glitter glue, rickrack (one of my daughter's new favorite things--I think she just likes to say "rickrack")...
Handprint Felt Mittens

Then they got to decorating!

Handprint Felt Mittens
Much hilarity ensued when Maddie made a mustache out of two leaves, so of course she had to make faces on one side of each mitten.
Handprint Felt Mittens

When the mittens were decorated, we stuffed them through the bottom with a bit of cotton,

Handprint Felt Mittens
using a pencil to poke the stuffing where we needed it to go.
Handprint Felt Mittens

Then each of the kids chose some ribbon, and I hot-glued the ribbon inside the openings, sealing the mittens closed.

Handprint Felt Mittens

I handed the mittens back to the children, and asked them to look them over. Is anything loose? Is that the way you want it? Need to add anything? Naaah...according to the kids, they're perfect!

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