Print and color a paper mitten, then fill it with the forest animals. This craft accompanies the Ukrainian folktale called The Mitten.
- Crayons or markers
- Either a stapler, glue, or a hole punch and yarn (to put the two halves of the mitten together)
Print out the mitten template and the animals template. For the mitten template to print, click here. For the animals template to print, click here.
Cut out the animals and two mittens. Color and decorate the animals and one side of a mitten.
To connect to two halves of the mitten, you can: staple along the edges, glue along the edges, or make a series of holes along the edges using a hole punch, then thread a length of yarn through the holes (using a sewing motion).
Remember not to close up the hole where the animals will go in.
You can now put your forest animals in the mitten where they can stay warm. Don’t forget to write the child’s name on the mitten.