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Holiday Mitten Ornament Images

Funny faces, flowers and other whimsical decorations in these fun mitten designs will keep children busy for a while.

The word mitten comes from the Middle English word miteyn. Archeologists believe mittens originated in Latvia around 1000AD.

Mittens are hand coverings which fit over the hands and wrists to provide warmth and protection. Mittens are best for keeping hands warm in cold weather temperatures. Mittens generally have two sections, with a large section to fit four fingers and another smaller section for the thumb.

Mittens are different than gloves which are designed to fit each finger and thumb. Mittens are basically hand sacks with thumbs and work better than gloves to keep hands warm. Gloves keep the fingers separated so they don't transfer warmth to each other. With warm mittens your hand and fingers circulate warmth inside the covering. Each article of hand wear, whether mitten or glove, serves a unique purpose and it's best to have both types of hand warmers just in case.

Mittens are hand coverings which fit over the hands and wrists to provide warmth and protection. Mittens are just the best invention ever for keeping hands warm in cold weather temperatures. Mittens generally have two sections, with a large section to fit four fingers and another smaller section for the thumb.

Types of Mittens

  • Snow mittens are made for sporting activities in ice and snow
  • Scratch mittens (or mitts) only have 1 section for the entire hand, with no thumb. Scratch mitts are usually used with babies to prevent them from scratching themselves.
  • Idiot mittens are connected together with a length of yarn or cord that is threaded through coat sleeves to prevent children (usually) from losing their mittens.

Suitable for Framing Mittens

Mittens and gloves make cute frames for baby photos, graduation, yearbook pictures and pretty much any other photo or keepsake image. A fun way to hand out and trade school photos with family, friends and relatives. Print on card stock or some other heavy duty paper so your frame will be more sturdy than it would be with regular paper.

Make Paper Valentine Hearts frames for heart shaped photo frame designs suitable for paper heart events anywhere and any time.

Once the photo or illustration is situated in the frame and taped securely in place (on the back side of the frame) you can glue or otherwise affix a second mitten of the same size or style onto the back side of the frame to give the creation a more finished look. If you want to laminate this design it's best to laminate the frame without the photo and cut out the hole with scissors, otherwise you will probably ruin the photo with the heat if using hot style or the laminate cold style's glue.

Other ideas for making fun mitten frames would be to trace the designs onto felt or foam sheets for soft sided ornaments. These would be a wonderfully creative method to communicate with friends and relatives for special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays, Mother's or Father's Days, Veteran's day and any other day where a cute framed photo of a loved one needs to be shared.

Materials To Keep On Hand

Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.

Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.

Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.

Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.

  • Types of Paper:
    • Construction - many colors
    • Copier - many colors
    • Tissue
    • Crepe
    • Cardboard
    • Cardstock - many colors
    • Tracing
    • Water-color
    • Drawing
    • Onionskin
    • Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
    • Foam craft sheets - many colors
    • Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
    • Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
    • Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
  • Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
    • Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
    • Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
    • Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
    • Chalk - many colors
    • Colored pencils - many colors
    • Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
    • Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
    • Straws - paper not plastic
    • Tooth picks - age appropriate
    • Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
    • Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
    • Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
    • Wine corks
    • Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
    • Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
    • Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
    • Silicon molds and release spray
    • Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
    • Decal sheets for window decals
    • Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
    • Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
    • Plain tee shirts