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A Simple Winter Craft for Toddlers with Mitten Template and Creative Ideas

Mitten season is just around the corner so it’s time to pull out some winter-themed crafts!

Download the Mitten Template below for an excitingly simple craft for your toddler or big kid.

free printable mitten craft template

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7 Fun Mitten Jokes for Kids

Before we start off with our free mitten printables, let’s look at some fun mitten jokes to make us laugh:

Here are 7 Funny Mitten Jokes for Kids:

  1. Why did the hand and the mitten get married? Because it was glove at first sight.
  2. What do you call a faceless sock puppet? A mitten.
  3. What happened to the cat after she swallowed a ball of yarn? She had mittens.
  4. How do deaf people tell each other secrets? They wear mittens.
  5. Why do tennis players have cold hands? They have bad mittens.
  6. Why were the new mittens so flirty? Young gloves.
  7. Why did the rooster buy mittens? So his chicken fingers wouldn’t get cold.

Best Mitten Books for Kids

It is always nice to read a matching story to your craft. Here are some cut mitten books for kids:

Discover everything Holly’s mittens see and learn something about the true meaning of Christmas in The Merry Christmas Mittens!

Read how a young boy’s lost mitten leads to a charming snowy adventure.

The Mitten – A Ukrainian Folk Tale, includes bonus coloring pages inside.

Missing Mittens book is perfect for teaching odd and even numbers to pre-K through kindergarteners. 

Mittens the kitten is looking for some fun, but he’s all alone! Find out what happens now in this first I-can-read book.

Mitten Template

Let’s have a look at this easy mitten craft for this winter.

Winter Mitten Materials

Here is a list of all the craft supplies you will need for your mitten templates:

  • Paper (plain or colored)
  • Printer
  • Printout your mitten template pdf
  • Scissors
  • Coloring materials of your choice (ex: pencils, crayons, markers, paint, watercolor, etc.)
  • Embellishments of your choice (ex: glitter, stickers, cotton balls, etc.)
  • String (optional)

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

Winter Mitten Craft Instructions

Step 1: Download the Free Printable Mittens Template

The first step to creating this fun winter craft is to download and print the Winter Mitten Template. 

You can get your free mitten printout by subscribing to our newsletter here.

I highly recommend using cardstock paper if you intend on doing steps 4 & 5. Or a good quality mixed media paper if you intend to use paint or watercolor.

free printable mitten templates

Step 2: Decorate Your Winter Mitten Templates

Have fun decorating your mitten outline however you’d like. Scroll down for some fun decorating ideas and techniques you and your kids can try.

free printable mitten template

Step 3: Cut Mitten Templates

Once you’re done decorating your Winter Mittens Template, go ahead and cut them out. 

Step 4: Hole Punch & Attach String (optional)

Now that your mittens are cut out, you can hole-punch, or puncture a small hole with a pen, at the corners. Then tie a short string at each mitten to join them together.

template of mittens

Step 5: Hang Winter Mittens Garland

If you made a few mittens you can use them to decorate for the holidays with a garland. Simply hang each set of mittens on a string, and voila, you have a Winter Mittens Garland to showcase!

free printable mitten craft

Have your kids enjoyed this easy mitten craft? Then try our popular Toddler and Preschool Printables and Easy Toddler Painting Ideas for more mitten decorating ideas.

Different Ways to Decorate Mitten Template Craft

My kids and I printed several mitten templates to explore with several decoration ideas to suit your needs. 

You can decorate with craft materials you likely already have at home, like paint, stickers, pencils, and cotton balls. It’s totally up to you and your child how you choose to decorate. 

Some options are even more suited to toddlers and their developmental skills, while others might be more exciting for big kiddos. Just have fun with it! 

Craft Methods and Techniques to Try

  • Paint
  • Crayon wax resist with watercolor
  • Flat tissue paper
  • Tissue paper balls

We always like to level up our crafting experience with paint or watercolor. It’s a great way to turn a coloring sheet into something more.

With a white crayon and watercolor, you can even create some wax-resist art.

The full tutorial on Watercolor Resist Technique can be found here.

free mittens printable

Tissue paper is also a great crafting material you can use flat or balled up. Check out my tissue paper chick tutorial.

free mitten template printable

Embellishments to Try

winter craft for toddlers

Happy holiday crafting!

For all visual learners, go check out our mitten template web story!

How to Download Your Mitten Template PDF

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You can find our easy template of mittens there or check our latest newsletter for more information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I m happy to help!

free mitten template printables

Other Winter Crafts and Activities

In case you are looking for more fun winter crafts, go check out the following winter activities:

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Mitten Craft

mittens craft
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Printout of the Winter Mitten Template
  • Scissors
  • Coloring materials of your choice
  • Embellishments of your choice
  • String (optional)


  1. Print Out the Winter Mitten Template from
  2. Decorate Your Mittens
  3. Cut Out The Winter Mittens Template
  4. Hole Punch & Attach String to Your Mittens (Optional)
  5. Hang Your Winter Mittens As A Garland

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