Mittens have got to be the sweetest accessory on a little one. I have so many adorable little mittens; too bad my kids are all about the gloves. I can understand, when there are rocks to be thrown, trees to be climbed and bugs to be caught--who wants four connected fingers?! So what are we to do with all of these sweet mittens we have? Well, make sweet little mitten people, of course.
We used coffee beans to fill our mitten people because we liked the idea of them also making the house smell nice, especially if we give these as gifts. However, you could also just use plain dried beans or rice. This gives the dolls the heavy weight they need to stand upright.
We used a little tacky glue on the bottom of the wooden ball and placed it snugly on top of the cotton balls. Emma added faces next, and at this point decided the mitten people were going to be her and her little brother.
With some more glue and a few strands of yarn, the mitten people (aka my children) got beautiful brown locks to show off.