Mitten-Shaped Puppet Kids Can Make for Pretend Play

Puppets are a wonderful addition to your toolkit for promoting imaginative play. The puppets kids make are especially beneficial because kids get to be creative with their characters. This simple mitten-shaped puppet will bring hours of enjoyment, both in making the puppets and in pretend play with the finished product.

M is for Mittens craft for kids on Kids Crafts A - Z - Preschool Toolkit

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M is for Mittens craft for kids on Kids Crafts A - Z - Preschool Toolkit


Supplies for mitten puppet

  

  • craft foam sheet
  • shoelace
  • hole punch

I used a flat shoe lace but you can easily use anything you have on hand. 

Other items are optional depending on how you choose to finish the puppet.

  • Yarn for hair
  • Craft eyes
  • Markers to draw facial features and hair

M is for Mittens craft for kids on Kids Crafts A - Z - Preschool Toolkit


1. Trace around your hand (or your child's hand) to make a pattern for the mitten puppet. The pattern should be slightly larger than your child's hand when you cut it out.

2. If you trace your hand on a white paper first, transfer the pattern onto the foam sheet with chalk.

M is for Mittens craft for kids on Kids Crafts A - Z - Preschool Toolkit


3. Hole punch around both foam mittens.

4. Lace the two sides together with a shoe lace.

M is for Mittens craft for kids on Kids Crafts A - Z - Preschool Toolkit


5. Finish your puppet with craft eyes, foam cut-outs or any other craft materials you have on hand, or draw features with colored markers.

Make a 'home theater' by draping a blanket over two chair backs.
Role-play
familiar and made-up stories with your new newly created characters!

 

M is for Mittens
This mitten craft is included in an alphabet-themed roundup of crafts hosted by Playdough & Popsicles. Celebrate kids crafts from A to Z!

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more puppets and theaters on our Puppets Pinterest board.

 


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