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.

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Mitten Template


  • 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)

Your kids enjoyed this easy mitten craft? Then try next our popular Snowflakes Coloring Pages, Christmas Coloring Sheets, Snowmen Luminaries, and 15 Easy Christmas Tree Crafts.

Winter Mitten Craft Instructions

Step 1: Download 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.

Step 2: Decorate Your Winter Mittens

Have fun decorating your mittens 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 Template

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!

mitten decoration

Different Ways to Decorate Mitten 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 and stickers, or 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.

mittens printable

Tissue paper is also a great crafting material you can use flat or balled up. Check out my tissue paper shark craft tutorial or how we turned a unicorn and dragon coloring sheet into a work of art

winter craft for toddlers

Embellishments to Try

  • Colored construction paper
  • Pom pom balls
  • Cotton balls
  • Stickers (flat, 3d, or foam)
  • Sequins
  • Glitter
winter craft for toddlers

Happy holiday crafting!

How to Download Your Mitten Template PDF

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About the Author


Paula is a Florida-based SAHM of two. She’s the sole founder of ThanksMommyBlog.com, where she mainly shares kid’s crafts and activities as well as mom hacks and parenting advice. Check out her creative DIY toddler bed bumper mom hack

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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 https://liltigers.net
  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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