Shark Mittens and Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids

DIY Shark Mittens | A Night Owl Blog

Hi friends! Today we’re sharing the CUTEST DIY Shark Mittens. But first, I have a confession. Though I am an avid crafter, I rarely do crafts with my boys. Blasphemy? Perhaps. Sad? Certainly! Do I know why? No, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s because I work a full 40+ hour work week and my boys are in daycare, and when we get to the weekend we play, snuggle and watch movies together. Perhaps it’s because they’re boys and I always think they’d be more into cars and dinosaurs, not crafts. Perhaps it’s because I just didn’t know what crafts to do with kids? It was probably a combination of all of these. But when I received a copy of Martha Stewart’s new book, Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids, I was immediately INSPIRED.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

I was inspired…by the amazing collection of crafts, not just for girls, not just the ordinary, but by the numerous crafts for boys! Things that I know they would LOVE…dinosaur terrariums, solar systems, sea creatures… Don’t worry, if you have girls, this book has it all. And even if you’re a PRO at doing crafts with your kids (I know you supermoms are out there), I guarantee there are some crafts in here that you haven’t thought of and would LOVE. Think of it as a refresher for a Summer full of new and fun ideas. OR like me, think of it as a great starting point for a world of kid crafting fun! Until you get the book (get your today!) you might also be interested in this new crafts for kids video collection! How fun is that? Instant kid crafts fun! The pictures are bright and cheery, the instructions, clear and concise.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

We had the hardest time narrowing down just which project we wanted to start with. I’ve showed you a few above that both me and the boys were drawn to, but we finally settled on some “Beastly Mittens.”

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

My kids are obsessed with sharks lately. We watch A LOT of Animal Planet and Discovery Channel, and the kids have really taken to the sharp-toothed animals! We even took them to a local aquarium lately where you can dine next to the sharks – they loved it! So I knew they’d love some shark mittens! The project looked so cute and though at their ages, the work was mostly mine, the boys got to supervise and see the little shark come to life!

What you’ll need:

  • Blue mittens
  • Blue felt
  • Small white rickrack
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Buttons

And the steps:

  1. For teeth, stitch a length of tiny white rickrack to front of mitten.
  2. Sew buttons on for eyes.
  3. Embroider 2 dots for nostrils.
  4. Use templates provided in book to cut out 3 light-blue felt fins.
  5. Sew one on each side of mitten and one on top.

Beastly Mittens - how to make a Shark Mitten from Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

So so cute! I think we need to name the little guy, don’t you?

Beastly Mittens - Shark Mittens from Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

And of course the boys have had a LOT of fun playing sharks! My 2-year old Alex was beyond happy. He loves to play like he’s an airplane or Superman…or any other superhero or boy icon you can think of. Even the shark turned into an airplane, or so he tells me. Check out some of the fun he was having…

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

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