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Glove Monsters

Ever wondered what to do with all those single gloves? Turn them into Glove Monster Softies! These are one of my FAVORITE crafts E.V.E.R.! No joke. These little glove monsters are so fun to make and they were a HIT with my boys! {as you can probably tell from the pictures!} My boys have had a blast playing with them. Which made for a super fun photo shoot.gloves to monsters

If you’re like us, every winter, the Glove Thief comes and steals a glove or two…so we end up with a bunch of solo gloves. And the question of, “What to do with all these single gloves?” now has an answer….Make Glove Monster Softies! And if you don’t have any single gloves {lucky!}, you can snag these gloves for pennies this time of year. {wouldn’t they make ADORABLE handmade Valentines for kids??!}

glove monstersGlove Monsters are quick and easy to make and a ton of fun to play with!
monster softies These make a great project for beginner sewists! Kids will have fun making them and playing with them! glove monsters
 Aren’t they so cute?! Check out my behind the scenes Instagram!diy-glove-monsters

How to Make Glove Monsters 

how to make glove monsters

  1. Supplies:
    • gloves
    • batting
    • sewing machine with a roller foot or walking foot attached
    • needle/thread
    • buttons, felt, etc for embellishing
  2. Turn the glove inside out and sew a U-shape from the top of the thumb hole to the other side of the glove leaving a 1″ hole at the top. I used my sewing machine with a roller foot, but you could also hand stitch if you’re allergic to sewing machines. ;)
  3. Turn the glove right side to sew glove monsters
  4. Tuck the cuff inside.
  5. Stuff with batting, making sure to get batting to the end of each of the 4 fingers. It takes only a couple handfuls of batting.
  6. Hand stitch the 1″ hole shut.
  7. Cut facial features out of felt and hand stitch felt, buttons, etc in place.  {Do not use button embellishments for kids under 3 years old, if they came loose, they could present a choking hazard.}

glove monster tutorialWe found that the 2 shorter fingers {pinky and pointer} make fabulous “monster arms” and if you pull the 2 middle fingers a little bit, they make great “monster legs”!monster toys made from gloves

winter glove monsterglove monster Give these cute little glove monsters to some cute kids you know and it will make their day! Aaaand, you’ll have a few less single gloves to worry about!

Do you have some gloves you could turn into glove monsters? What do you do with single gloves? 

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Rose Heath says:

    In the words of Marie Osmond…OH MY GOSH! I just got out from under my afghan on the couch to sit up and type this so I could tell you that I don’t even have kids much less grandkids, but these are adorable! I DO have antiques booths where I also carry handcrafted items/gifts and while I don’t have little gloves lying around, I can FIND some and will sooooo enjoy making some of these! What fun I’ll have! I can pile ‘em in a basket, set them on a low table so they’ll be the right height for kids to see as they come through–like a business card for kids, I don’t have to ‘make’ money off of selling them, just having a kid take one home will be a constant reminder of my booth to the parents and hopefully generate return visits!!! I love the variety, the mixing of colors and textures….well, what’s NOT to love!??? Thanks for this idea; it’s going to be a fun winner all the way around!

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    Ginnie says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time!! I’m going to make some for my niece:)

  3. 3
    hilke says:

    Super monsters! I love them!

  4. 4
    Tawnya says:

    This is so timely! I am planning a Monster theme third birthday for my son in April. These will be perfect for the kids to play with at the party and then take home. Great idea!

  5. 5
    Chelsea says:

    How cute are these!? I can’t wait to make some! Thanks for sharing. c:

  6. 6
    Toodie says:

    I am giggling at those monsters! So look cute and what a great idea!

  7. 7
    Teddy says:

    I like this one because it’s easy enough for the kids to do pretty much on their own. Also upcycles single gloves. It’s an oldie but a goodie.

  8. 8

    These glove softie monsters appealed to me straight away.

    Love the idea!

  9. 9
    Kiki Comin says:

    Love that you can make these all so different for the different likes of your kids. SO cute!

  10. 10
    Nora says:

    Omg super cute idea i cant wait to made one :))

  11. 11
    Karen says:

    I have 7 grandkids and they will love it