We get snow maybe once a year where we live, so snow gloves/mittens are not something I usually feel the need to invest in. This year, however, we had an entire week in December of no school because of snow, and we had a big “snowstorm” last weekend that left us with 5 or so inches of snow on the ground. My boys refused to go outside unless they had warmer gloves, so I whipped up a pair of fleece snow mittens (similar to my shark mittens) for each of them and they worked wonders!
Trace each child’s hand on a piece of paper with plenty of room around it, and add another 1/4-1/2 inch for seam allowance. Cut that out. Pin your pattern to 2 layers of fleece and cut it out. Fleece is more stretchy one way than the other; make sure the stretchy direction goes across the wrist so it’s easier to put on. Repeat so you have two pairs of mittens (4 individual pieces).
Take two mitten pieces and sew them together, leaving an opening at the wrist. Clip the fabric between the fingers and thumb (in the seam allowance), making sure not to cut your stitches. Turn right side out. You can make the wrist section neater by folding it over and sewing around, but I just left it as it was. I layered our thin gloves under these fleece mittens for added warmth. Go play outside! For the entire 5-10 minutes my boys lasted outside before they were done, their hands stayed perfectly dry and warm…it was the snow on their faces that drove them inside. This project took me 20-30 minutes and was completely worth it! I’ll be linking up to Works For Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share it Saturday, TGIF, Kids Get Crafty, The Mommy Club, Tip Me Tuesday, Inspire me Wednesday, We Made That Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Penny Pinching Party,