These paper mittens are the perfect personalized holder for a gift card!
Hello I’m Amy and I blog at amylanham.com. I’m always trying to come up with creative and unique gifts that will also be useful and not add to clutter.
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The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year, but they can also be a time that contributes to a lot of clutter around our homes. Do you ever feel the need to just get someone something? Or to make a special gift?
Sometimes, I really want to DIY something, but I don’t know the person well or I just don’t want my gift to go unused. That’s when I reach for a gift card.
I’m always getting gift cards for teachers too. As much as I want to hand make something for them, I really want the gift to be used. These paper mittens are the best of both worlds!
Be able to give a gift card while making something adorable and personalized with your kids to give to their teachers, neighbors, friends, and family.
How To Make Paper Mittens
I’m sure these are a pair of mittens everyone will have on their list this year!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
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Tips for Making Paper Mittens
What Stickers Should I Use?
The options are endless. I went to Hobby Lobby with my 4 year old and we picked out stickers together.
I tried to pick stickers that would coordinate, but there were so many different options. Of course a lot were Christmas specific, like reindeer and Santa. But there were plenty of more wintery options.
Some other options would be snowflakes, lights, snowmen, any animals like penguins or even dogs. These don’t have to be specific Christmas mittens.
Explain Glitter Glue to Kids before Hanging it Over
I made a mistake. My kids are 4 and 6 and I set glitter glue on the table with no explanation. My son grabbed it and starting using it and before I knew it there was a big glob of glue all over his mittens!
This of course, is no big deal. But we had a conversation about the correct way to use glitter glue and that a little goes a long way.
If this is your kids first time using glitter glue, make sure to explain to them how to use it before letting them glue on their paper mittens.
Use a Gift Card to Know Where to Glue
When gluing your paper mittens together, use a gift card to see where exactly to glue to make sure the gift card will still fit.
I put the gift card inside the mitten and then just used a glue stick to trace around the gift card with the glue. Tracing with a pen or pencil first and then adding the glue would work too.
- 1 Pair of scissors
- 1 Stick of Glue
- Printable mittens
- Glitter Glue
- Washi Tape
- Gift Cards
- Start by printing out the mittens template. It can either be printed directly on the cardstock or on any paper and transferred to the cardstock.
- Cut out 8 mittens out of cardstock. They can be in multiple colors or one color.
- Give each child two mittens. Have them lay them out so the thumbs are pointing towards each other. This is so one will be the back and the other the front.
- Let the kids (and yourself!) decorate with stickers, glitter glue, washi tape, and anything else you can think of.
- One done, set aside the mittens to dry.
- Once the mittens are dry, glue two mittens together, so that the decorated sides are on the outside. Leave the 'sleeve' part of the mitten open to slide a gift card into.
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