DIY Upcycled Puppet Mitten (Quick n’Easy)

Reuse any mitt or gloves that have lost their partner, turning them into a super cute Puppet Mitten. You just need a few supplies that you might already have!

As usual, kids lose their gloves and mittens easily during the winter time.

Em is not an exception to that rule LOL, so what to do with those lonely ones? I made Jamie the puppet, from an upcycled mitt!

DIY Upcycled Puppet Mitt

How to Make an Upcycled Puppet Mitten

The other day I was playing with her and she came with her lonely and sad glove and she wanted to play with it. She asked me to wear it (can you imagine the size of it if Em is an 18-month-old girl) LOL, so I did…

The odd thing was that it fit (a little stretched but it fit) LOL.

So I started to play with her like the glove was a dog or something and she enjoyed it so much that I remembered the sock puppets and I thought it would be fun to turn this mitt into a cute puppet!

Enjoying the upcycled mitt puppet so much!

So, I went ahead and did it!.

It’s super easy. I wanted it to have crazy hair and goggly eyes.

Poppet Supplies:

  • A lonely mitten
  • Hot glue gun
  • Goggly eyes
  • A small piece of felt (your favorite color)
  • Needle and thread.
  • Lots of love and imagination.


Firstly, I cut a felt rectangle about the size of the puppet’s head

I folded it in half and made long cuts to make the crazy hair. 

Then I made a few stitches along the folding line and then pulled the thread to make it ruffle.

I put on the glove to make a mark where I wanted the hair.

I stitched the hair to the glove.

And finally, I added some cute goggly eyes.

I glued with hot glue.

That’s it!

Lets play!!!

We had so much fun with it!!!

Then she wanted to try it on to play and she looked so darn cute!

I’m planning on making some more of these with socks, she might enjoy having different puppets!!!

What do you think??? Isn’t it cute??

Make a cute puppet out of a lonely mitt.
A little girl can have lots of fun with a cute and simple puppet made with a glove
Playing and enjoying the upcyled glove cute puppet

So, What do you think??? What do you do when you get lonely gloves????

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  1. LOVE IT Cami!!! And goodness is your little one ever ADORABLE!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer!! See you tomorrow evening!

  2. The puppet is so darling!

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop.

    We’d love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post.

    See you next week!
    Sharon and Denise

  3. Such a sweetheart. I can see how much she loves it. Such a cleaver idea. Love the hair.

  4. Super cute, Cami! Just visiting you back today to say hello and see what you’re up to.
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  5. Love this craft! I am starting a new job as a preschool teacher this fall. This would be a great craft to do with the little guys (with much help) and then put on a puppet show!

    Ducks ‘n a Row

    1. Yayyy Sinea, this is so exciting! I’m so glad I could inspire you yayyy, would love to see when you make some with your kids!!!


  6. Oh my stars, your little one is so adorable. It’s so exciting to see their joy from such a simple thing. What a wonderful Mother you are, they love it when their parents get down on their level to play, makes precious memories for them.
    It’s a learning experience for them without them even realizing that. Your puppet is so cute with it’s hair and cute eyes. You are an inspiration. Keep up the wonderful posts, I so enjoy them.

    1. Ohh this is such a sweet comment, this really inspires me and motivate me a lot! I’m so pleased you like it!
      Thanks so much!!!