This adorable Felt Handprint Mittens Craft is so fun to do with your preschoolers this Winter. They will love tracing their little hands and making THEIR SIZED mittens, decorating them with colorful pompoms and ribbons.
We’ve had our first snow a few days ago and the first song that came to my mind as I saw the snowflaking coming down was “Christmas time is here…” from Charlie Brown. Winter is seriously upon us. This beautiful season of many layers, hats, heavy coats, boots and mittens!
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–Felt (any color)
Lay your felt flat on a table and trace one hand of your little one with a pen. Cut out (WITHOUT cutting each individual finger out, sounds so strange to write it out like this but you get it) and use as a stencil to make two mittens.
For the next few steps, I recommend handing the hot glue gun, of course and the child can assist. You can use Elmers Glue by all means, but I feel like hot glue holds waaay better. Glue your ribbons to the cuffs, pom-poms and string.
These make great Christmas tree ornaments or simple decoration pieces around the house or kids room!
What is my child learning?
-Creativity (allowing the child to pick and choose felt colors, pom-pom colors and ribbons stimulates their brain)
-Small motor skills (kids can help add on pom-poms by using their thumb and pointer finger. Older children can help with cutting, tracing)
-Colors (this is a great opportunity to help learn colors with your kids. Name the colors as you’re gluing the pom-poms)
-Effort and focus (hands on crafts like this help kids try their best, even if it’s not super pretty and neat, you know they’ve tried!)