Simple Service: Gloves for the Women's Shelter

Service Project: Decorate gloves for Womenspace

Prep time: 30 minutes - just time to go to the store and buy the supplies

Cost: $1-2 per pair of gloves

Duration: about 20 minutes per pair

Lesson(s) learned: We can help kids in need by providing warm gloves that double as a fun toy!

How we did it:

Making these puppet gloves for kids at the local womens shelter was so much fun! The idea is that the gloves will keep the kids warm but also give them a toy to play with. It was so nice of Old School Eugene to host this event!

(By the way, if you haven't been there, you should check it out. It's a super fun, magical place. They're hosting and sponsoring our December fundraiser which will be a blast for all who come. Secure your spot ASAP so you don't miss it!)

Little Hands Can kids explored their creativity as they made all kinds of gloves. They made paw prints, planets, suns, gardens of flowers, rain clouds, people, fancy designs, jewels, animals and more.

Aren't they awesome?

Materials you need:

  • Scraps of felt of various colors
  • Pair of stretchy gloves (I saw them at Dollar Tree in packs of 2 - so 50 cents a pair).
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • 2 hands cut out of cardboard (just trace an adult hand and cut it out)

Step 1: Place the cardboard  inside of the gloves. This keeps the glove flat and ensures that no glue runs through the glove.

Step 2: Choose what kind of design you'd like. We used ideas from here and here and came up with  our own.

Step 3: Cut out the shapes from scraps of felt and place them on the gloves how you like them  As you can see in our picture, we had a lot of tiny scraps to choose from!

Step 4: Use a hot glue gun to attach the felt to the gloves. Be careful not to burn yourself!

Step 5: Wait until the glue is completely dry before removing the cardboard inserts.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.