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Drying Mittens | Christmas Card Crafts for Kids

Drying Mittens

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

What could be homier than a pair of mittens drying on a clothesline? This card idea, from the Mollette family of Uniontown, Ohio, was modeled after a card that had been given to a coworker.


  • 8 1/2- by 11-inch natural-colored paper
  • Rubber cement
  • Fabric remnants
  • String
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Mini clothespins
  • White glue
  • Tissue paper


  1. Start with a piece of 8 1/2- by 11-inch natural-colored paper. Cut each sheet in half to make two cards, and cut to fit another, lighter-colored sheet, rubber-cemented to the paper as the background for the mittens.
  2. Draw a mitten pattern on cardboard and cut out multiple mittens from fabric remnants. Using a hot-glue gun, attach each end of the string to the background sheet, then clip the mittens to the string with mini clothespins (available at craft stores). Use white glue to attach small squares of white tissue paper.


This card can be a terrific gift when given in sets, and can also be customized for special occasions, replacing the mittens with, say, diapers as a baby announcement.