Looking for an adorable winter craft for kids? This Preschool Mittens Craft is super easy with the Free Printable Mitten Template!

My kids love doing arts and crafts projects for every season. When it’s time to move on from the Christmas crafts, we start creating beautiful Winter themed crafts! These adorable mittens are a family favorite!

We love to pair this great mitten craft with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett.

Easy winter mitten craft - 3 pairs of winter mitten crafts shown

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There are so many variations too! If you are looking for a fast and easy project, simply have your child color the mitten template and cut out the pair of mittens!

If you are looking for a more extensive project, these mittens can be painted or decorated with various items like string, tissue paper, a piece of yarn, foam stickers, ribbon, washi tape, lace, sequins, construction paper shapes, fabric, pom poms, cotton balls or glitter glue.

There’s no rules here, so dive into your crafting supplies and let the your creativity lead you!

This free Mitten Template Printable can also be used for other projects including making cards, decorating a bulletin board, or it could even be used as a playdough mat! It’s always nice to have a versatile winter mittens template handy.

For the Preschool Mitten Craft today, my kids and I decided to paint and then use ribbon, lace, washi tape, and glitter glue to decorate our simple mittens.

Mitten Craft with Free Mitten Template - blue mittens shown with embellishments of washi tape and glitter glue

Supplies Needed for this Winter Mitten Craft:

– Free printable Mitten Template (we printed on card stock to make it more durable).

– Paints (You can use watercolor paints or any washable kid’s paint)

– Paint brush and water cup

– String or ribbon (both for decorating and for linking the mittens)

– Tape

– Glue

– Scissors

– Optional: Craft materials for decorating items like sequins, lace, ribbon, washi tape, fabric, pom poms, glitter glue, etc.

How to make the Preschool Mitten Craft

Let’s get started making this Winter Mitten Craft!

First, print off your Winter Mitten Template (found at the bottom of this article). We printed on cardstock to make it more durable, but regular paper works fine too!

Painting the Mitten Craft  - free mitten template

Next, paint the mitten shape. My kids used some washable paint pots. I chose to use watercolor paints on my paper mittens. You will want to allow your mittens some time to dry.

We often paint in the morning and then add other decorations in the afternoon. Or you could make it into a 2 day project.

Painting the Mitten Preschool Craft (Free mitten template)

Once your mittens are dry, it’s time to cut out the mittens! With kid-safe scissors, let your little ones practice those scissor skills! (I recommend Fiskars over all other brands, as they just work better for little hands!)

Now that the mittens are cut out, link the two mittens together with string or ribbon. The length is really up to you, but we used about 12 inches. Tape the string to back of each mitten, connecting the two mittens together!

a simple winter craft for kids - 3 pairs of  mitten crafts

Now it’s time to decorate the mittens!

Add decorations like ribbon, yarn, sequins, and glitter glue to bring a little sparkle to this winter craft project!

I chose to use sparkle washi tape on the bottom of my mitten outline, with lace. Then I used glitter glue to create the snowflake decoration. My kids used lace and ribbon to decorate theirs, along with glitter glue.

Grab the Mitten Template Printable

And, that’s it! I hope you enjoy this Preschool Mittens Craft and don’t forget to download your Free printable Template Mitten Pattern by clicking the black download below!

More Winter Activities for Kids

You can find more free templates as well as winter theme activities for your preschooler right here on my blog!

There’s some free printable winter coloring pages here including a snowman and a winter clothing coloring sheet. You can grab those printables here.

You can find Winter Clothing Theme Classroom Activities here.

This Create a Snowman is another fun winter craft kids of all ages will enjoy.

Click here for other Fun Activities for Kids.