DIY Puppet With Mismatched Mittens

It’s so much fun making your own puppet! DIY puppet with mismatched mittens is the quickest and easiest craft to make. Also. puppets are a fun activity for kids during the winter season and for the next few days!

As usual, kids lose their gloves and mittens easily during the wintertime. Grrrr!

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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!

Crafting a DIY Puppet Tutorial With Mismatched Mittens

The other day I was playing with my girl and she came with her lonely and sad mitten and she wanted to play with it.

She would put it on and take it off and ask me to wear it. Can you imagine the size of it if Em was an 18-month-old girl? LOL, well, 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 mitten was a hand puppet dog or something and she enjoyed it so much and laughed so loud that I remembered the sock puppets. I thought it would be fun to turn this mitten into a cute diy puppet and who knows? Create a puppet show and all!

Enjoying the upcycled mitt puppet so much!

So, I went ahead and did it!

How to Make a DIY Puppet With Mismatched Mittens

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

If your kid is old enough to handle kid-safe needles, you can have lots of fun letting them help and create their own puppets which are great for their creativity and improving their fine motor skills

Supplies:

  • A lonely mitten
  • Goggly eyes
  • A small piece of felt or fleece– your favorite color
  • Lots of love and imagination.
  • A marker

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Needle and thread.
  • Scissors

Instructions:

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

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

view of  long cuts on felt

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

stitching along the folding line

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

Image of a marker on the glove looking for the point to mark

6. I stitched the hair to the glove.

Sewing the felt hair onto the glove

7. And finally, I added some cute googly eyes.

8. I glued it with hot glue.

Placing the eyes on the glove

9. Make a few more with different faces.

That’s it!

DIY puppet made with mitten on the table

Let’s play with your new handmade puppets!!!

Make a cute puppet out of a lonely mitt.

We had so much fun with it!!!

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

Girl with the puppet in her hand putting it in her mouth

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

Crafting Tips

* Instead of hot glue, you can use fabric glue but of course, it will take longer to dry.

* If you want the kids to be involved, supervise them and help them learn to be careful using hot glue or needles. There are kid-safe needles and scissors so you can use those too.

* You can also make the crazy hair using yarn. Put four fingers together and wrap them around about 70 times. Tie one side of the loop into a knot. Cut through the opposite side of the loops to open up the yarn. Use a needle and thread to sew the hair onto the mitten. Alternatively, you can also attach the hair with hot glue.

What do you think??? Isn’t it cute??

Playing and enjoying the upcycled glove cute puppet
A little girl can have lots of fun with a cute and simple puppet made with a glove

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make a simple puppet?

You can use paper bags, glue eyes, and mouth. Also use mismatched mittens or socks, adding googly eyes and crazy hair.

Which puppets are the easiest to make?

The following puppets are the easiest to make at home: sock puppets, paper bag puppets, glove puppets, and string puppets.

What is a puppet on a string called?

Puppets on a string are called Marionettes. These are puppets that are controlled from above by strings or wires. The controller pulls on the strings vertically using a horizontal control bar.

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DIY Puppet With Mismatched Mittens on my hand looking like a crazy character

DIY Puppet With Mismatched Mittens

Camila Rojas
It’s so much fun making your own puppet! DIY puppet with mismatched mittens is the quickest and easiest craft to make. Also. puppets are a fun activity for kids during the winter season and for the next few days!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Easy Crafts, For Kids, Upcycling
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Needle and thread.
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • A lonely mitten
  • Goggly eyes
  • A small piece of felt or fleece– your favorite color
  • Lots of love and imagination.
  • A marker

Instructions
 

  • 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 googly eyes.
  • I glued it with hot glue.
  • Make a few more with different faces.
  • That’s it!
  • Let’s play with your new handmade puppets!!!
Keyword diy mitten puppet, diy puppet, diy puppet mitten, diy puppets

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    Such a sweetheart. I can see how much she loves it. Such a cleaver idea. Love the hair.

  3. 5 stars
    Super cute, Cami! Just visiting you back today to say hello and see what you’re up to.

  4. 5 stars
    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!

    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!!!

      hugs
      Cami

  5. 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!!!

      Hugs
      Cami