Make Christmas crafts for kids with foam mittens
I love Christmas crafts for kids. They are what Christmas is all about: kids having fun, being creative, and getting into the spirit of the season. That’s why there are so many crafts for little hands kicking around. Doing crafts with children really puts me in the spirit, and I can tell that most of you feel the same way.
When it comes to a craft like this cute, fun mitten wreath, there are dozens of different ways to do it depending on the age and abilities of the children you’re working with. For example, a kindergarten class could have each child make one mitten and (with the help of adults or older children) glue them onto a communal wreath to create a class decoration.
On the other hand, an older child might want to make and decorate a mitten wreath of their very own to hang on their bedroom door and get into the holiday spirit. It’s also fun to divide the mittens between family members to make a family craft. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to have a great time with this fun and versatile Christmas craft.
Making Christmas crafts for kid: the mitten wreath
What You’ll Need:
-A large circle, either fun foam, cardboard, or, if you’re really brave, Styrofoam
-Tacky craft glue
-A piece of cardboard or cardstock
-Fun foam in a wide variety of colors, or in Christmas colors like red, blue, green, and white
-White fun foam for edging
-Scrap foam for creating decorations, or pre-cut winter shapes
-Embellishments such as glitter, stickers, glue-on jewels, and ribbon (optional)
What to Do
1. Create a tracer mitten on the cardboard or cardstock to ensure that all your mittens will be the same size (if working with a large group, you may want to do this ahead of time by photocopying mitten tracers onto heavy paper and cutting them out).
2. Trace the mittens onto fun foam until you have enough to wrap around your circle with a slight overlap. Depending on the size of your mittens, this will probably be between ten and fifteen.
3. Cut out the mittens. Cut a small rectangle of white foam to glue along the bottom as fur trim.
4. Decorate the mittens according to your personal tastes. For smaller children that tends to mean a lot of glitter and foam stickers. For older children, it can be a more intricate project.
5. Glue the mittens around the wreath with the white fur trim on the inside and the fingers facing out. If desired, add some more embellishments or a bow (or large snowflake!) to tie the whole thing together.
6. Hang your wreath and enjoy!
These are surprisingly simple crafts that make great decorations for years to come. As with so many Christmas crafts for kids, these wreaths are great fun for the whole family.