Don’t you hate it when, every year, your child loses one of his winter gloves? It’s a good thing those one-size-fits-all, stretch knit gloves are so cheap! Since you’re stuck with that one glove that has no mate you might as well take a lemon and make lemonade. Use that single glove to create the cutest little person who is all set and ready for a snowball fight! Make a whole family of Christmas people by using gloves of different colors.
Take the knit glove and push the thumb inside. Stuff the four fingers and palm of the glove with cotton batting. Don’t overstuff the fingers but try to make the two middle fingers a little fatter than the other two. Cut a piece of scrap fabric or ribbon to make a scarf. Cut little fringe at the ends of the piece then tie it around the cuff area of the glove. Position the tied scarf so that the ends help conceal the thumb area of the glove. Tie it down far enough so that you can turn the cuff down over it. When you turn the cuff down you create the neck of a turtleneck sweater.
Glue a wooden ball onto the turtleneck. The size of the ball can vary but should be proportionate to the glove. Glue on wiggly eyes, use sticker eyes, or even draw them on freehand. Draw a mouth on with a marker. Dab a little pink lipstick on the cheeks of the kid.
Make a hat by cutting the cuff off a baby sock. Slide the cuff area over the wooden ball and leave the cut area sticking up. Fold the cuff up to make a brim for the knit cap. Cut tiny slits all around the cut area to make fringe. Now tie a piece of skinny ribbon or cord around the top area of the hat so that the fringe sticks up above it.
Leave the two middle fingers of the glove as they are and bring the other two around to the front of the “body”. Glue the ends of these two fingers together with hot glue. Now begin gluing tiny, white pom-poms on top of the hands. Glue them on in a pyramid shape or randomly glue them to the hands, stacking them up in front of the chest.
To help the Christmas kid stand on his own, and to further conceal the area where the thumb was tucked in, attach the finished kid to an artificial tree branch, wired garland, a small tree branch or something similar. It should appear that the kid is standing right in front of it with some of the limbs or pine needles sticking out around the thumb area of the glove.
The cute little Christmas kid is ready for a snowball fight and he’ll need some partners. Use different colors of gloves to make other people to join in on the fun!