It's cold outside today and with a 3 year old daughter we have an entire basket of mittens to try to combat the cold when we venture out. Staring at that basket inspired this simple winter craft for kids. This is a simple craft and it's a fun way to teach symmetry to your kids. Have them paint a pattern on one glove and then have fun smushing it together with the other blank one to recreate the pattern.

What you'll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
How to make your Mittens Craft
  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw a mitten shape onto the paper so that the non-thumb side of the mitten is right along the fold. Cut the mitten out so you have two mittens that are connected (see the image at right).
  2. Paint a design on only one mitten. Painting a bit heavier than normal is a good thing here.
  3. Fold the two mittens together and squish them well. Slowly peel the two apart and you should have the same design on both!
  4. Once the mittens dry, cut them apart.
  5. Poke a hole in the bottom of each one and one end of a small piece of yarn to each.
  6. Hang up your finished product.
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