Repurposed Mitten Puppets

Mitten Puppets

This weekend it was time to sort through our winter gear to make sure that we have scarves, hats, and gloves that fit and are accessible as winter begins to show itself. Needless to say there were plenty of single gloves and too-small mittens left over at the end of it all. In comes Marie LeBaron’s Make and Takes for Kids. It is a crafty book with lots of ideas for fun, seasonal projects. She had the great idea of repurposing all of those unloved stragglers and transform them into entertaining hand puppets.

The girls used the photos in the book as inspiration and, using materials we had on hand, got busy creating their puppets. It was fun to see all of the characters they came up with and even more fun to watch all of the puppet shows that ensued!

For more of a peek into Make and Takes for Kids check out the Goodyblog.

* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.


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