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Santa Mittens

by on Nov 26th, 2010

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Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to start taking out your Christmas trees and decorations. Store bought decorations are beautiful, but nothing beats personalized ornaments and crafts by the kids!

Here’s an easy artwork your toddler can do. You could hang it on the tree or just by the door. You could even hang it on your wall! Thanks to House of Baby Piranha for the awesome idea.

What you will need:

  • Red Cardboard Paper
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn or thread
  • 1-hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Cotton or White paper

Step 1: Prepare the paint. You could either let the kids dip their hands into the paint or simply let them paint their hands themselves.

Step 2: Let the kids press their hands on the red cardboard

Step 3: Put some cotton or cut out white paper for the cuff

Step 4: Draw a mitten shape around the handprint

Step 5: Cut out the mitten. Older kids might want to do this themselves.

Step 5: Punch a small hole and insert the yarn/thread

*If you wish to make it more stable, you may opt to wrap it with clear plastic or better yet, have it laminated so it doesn’t easily break. Happy Holidays everyone!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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