Mitten Template and Easy Mitten Craft Idea

If you're looking to make this winter fun for the little ones, give our cute cotton ball Mitten Craft (with mitten template) a try! It is the perfect winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

mitten craft

Using our mitten template, cotton balls, and a couple of other everyday materials you will likely already have at home, you can create this cute mitten craft whilst having a total blast with your little ones!

This craft makes for a great indoor activity to keep the kids busy and thriving. You can also use it to practice fine motor skills or add an educational spin to it and use it to go over some simple wintertime facts!

Do you want more mitten crafts? Say no more! Take a look at our Clay Mitten Handprint or use this cute Homemade Clay Recipe to make your own mitten ornaments. 

mitten template

Mitten Template

The free printable mitten template available at the bottom of the page can be used for the cotton ball mitten craft in the directions below or for designing your own mitten craft! 

There are many ways the mitten outline can be used. You could make handprint mittens by adding a handprint to the centre of the mitten outline, you could decorate the mitten with paints or markers, or you could add two mittens together with yarn to make a pair of mittens. 

There are so many options! We had a lot of fun making the cotton ball mitten craft in the directions below. 

Mitten Craft - Supplies:

  • Mitten template
  • Cotton balls
  • Cardstock of various colours
  • White marker
  • Decorations like sequins or stickers. 
  • Yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cotton Ball Mitten Craft - Instructions:

STEP 1: Print the mitten template.

To begin making the mitten craft, you need to print out the mitten template. Scroll down below and download it! Once you have your mitten outline, cut out each mitten shape carefully using scissors and then grab the rest of your supplies.

mitten craft supplies

STEP 2: Trace the mitten outlines.

Grab the coloured cardstock you've chosen to work with and start tracing the mitten outline onto it using a pencil. Do this step twice. 

mitten outline

Once you have both mitten outlines traced out, cut them out. Make sure to turn one over, so you get one left-hand mitten and one right-hand mitten.

mitten template

STEP 3: Decorating your mitten shape

Using your hole puncher, make a hole on the top corner of the thumbs and then start decorating your mitten shape! 

printable mitten pattern

Invite the little ones to use their favourite decorations like sequins. Use white markers to add some frosty details. Encourage the kids to be creative; the sky's the limit!

mitten craft for toddlers and preschoolers

STEP 4:  Add cotton balls to the mitten craft.

Once you have finished decorating your mitten craft, take the cotton balls and glue them along the wrist section of each mitten. 

mitten craft for toddlers

mitten craft for preschoolers

STEP 5: Add yarn to your mitten craft.

Using scissors, cut a piece of yarn and bring each end of the yarn strand through both holes you made on the mittens.

mitten craft

Tie the yarn to join both mittens together, and cut any excess yarn to finish off this cute mitten craft!

winter craft for kids

Mitten craft with mitten template

Have fun trying out different colour combinations and experimenting with different ways of decorating your mitten outline. 


To download this mitten template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:mitten. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

mitten craft template

Just look at how pretty these mittens turned out. The kids were so proud of their craftwork! We hope you and your toddlers and preschoolers have tons of fun making your own mitten craft using our simple mitten template. Enjoy! 

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