- Gather your materials. You will need 3 pieces of white paper, a marker, some construction paper ( any color but use the same color for all of it), some small containers, double stick tape or glue , paint and scissors.
- Start by drawing 3 mittens on 3 separate pieces of paper.
- If you have an older child who needs more of a challenge you can do a hat and scarf as well, but little guys may get confused on whether to match the item or the color , so start small if you aren’t sure.
- Have your child paint the mittens, one color for each page.
- My son was hard to convince to use only one color, so I had an extra page for him to use all of them on after he did the mittens.
- Let dry and cut out.
- Using double stick tape or glue use construction paper as a backing. This will make them sturdier so they last while being played with!
- Using the small containers match your mittens!
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic for a reason. My son has loved it since day one and it really does a great job of calming before bed, like all great bedtime stories should. As a teacher I hated this book probably because it’s not a great book for groups I admit I was wrong, this is a gem ! Also for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, there are mittens in the story, which is why it works well with this activity!This post contains affiliate links.
Eric and Danielle says
What kind of markers are those? They look very cool.
I LOVE The Mitten! Another great idea:)
“Smitten” is another great mitten book.
Eric and Danielle – the markers are “Do- A- Dot- Art” dobbers. I love them and so does my son.
I’ll have to check out that book, thanks!
My daughter made a fun mitten craft in 4k. They read The Mitten and glued a white mitten to a paper bag. The teacher provided photocopies of all of the animals in the book for them to cut out. As she read the story they put each animal in the bag and then dumped them out at the end.
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These mittens look so cute painted with the do-a-dot markers, I need to get Emily a set, she would love them! The Mitten is one of my favorite winter themed books, I will have to try this activity with Emily. Thank you for linking up to stART this week.
I always enjoy your projects and the books that you link to them you have inspired so many of the projects that we do in our house :0)
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