Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Glove Puppets

Next month is Dr. Seuss's birthday which means the blogosphere is already abuzz with Cat in the Hat crafts and recipes. So I decided to join in on the fun!

I spotted some heavily discounted gloves in the checkout aisle of Jo-Ann Fabrics last week and bought a couple pairs with the idea of making monster glove puppets (that project still might happen). But when I saw Little Warriors Thing 1 and Thing 2 handprints, it sparked this idea!

These were very simple to make. All you need are blue gloves, a piece of red and white felt, and a black sharpie pen.
Cut out the shapes pictured above and use the black sharpie to draw on the face and writing. Remember that the circles and other shapes don't need to be perfect. It will look more like a Dr. Seuss illustration if it is a little lopsided. I used a hot glue gun to glue the felt on the gloves... but you could probably use fabric glue or if you are up to it, sew the pieces together.

Now you have Thing 1 and Thing 2 Glove Puppets!

Big brother thought they were pretty cool :o) Unfortunately we were able to find all of our Dr. Seuss books EXCEPT the Cat in the Hat. Figures. But I am sure it will show up soon. I look forward to reading the book with him while using this fun prop.

I bought my boys Thing 1 and Thing 2 t-shirts from Etsy when little brother was born. And then when my nephew was born shortly after, he became Thing 3! I have to share this adorable card that my mom put together and sent out over the holidays.

18 comments:

  1. So cute!!
    Coming over seven thirty three..

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

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  2. Thanks Jen! You've got a new follower! I'm also following your Pinterest boards :o)

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  3. These are ADORABLE! What a great idea!

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  4. This is such a cute idea! I can see kids having SO much fun with these. Lol, and maybe creating disasters...;)

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  5. These are super cute!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  6. I LOVE this idea! I'm pinning it and sharing it on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page. My 4-year old is looking over my shoulder and we are both so excited to go make them!

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  7. Thanks for pinning Carla!! Heading over to your fb page right now!

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  8. How fun!! I love them. We went to Lakeshore Learning today and they had a celebration going on including making Thing hair. I have to get my daughter to wear it for a picture. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! And thank you for the shout out on Facebook!! Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Awesome! I definitely want to make these. I saw those gloves in JoAnn's too, but never thought of using them for this. Love it! FB'd, tweeted, and pinned!

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  10. Those are so much fun! I'm going to feature them next week on MMM!

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  11. Thanks for linking up to fun frugal friday I am going to feature your post this week!! I hope you will stop by again. : )

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  12. This is so cute! Love it! I am featuring this in my Dr. Seuss Fave Five Friday tomorrow. I am including a picture and link back to your site so please stop by and let me know if there's any problem. Have a great day!

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  13. Wow, thanks everyone! I feel honored to be getting a feature at Fun Frugal Mommy and H is for Homeschooling! YAY!

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  14. This is just adorable! I found you via Sun Scholars and am a new follower. I'd love for you to link this up to this week's Dr. Seuss theme at Thematic Thursday on DianaRambles.com.

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  15. CUTE! I pinned a pic on my "Everything Dr Seuss" board so more people could find them!

    http://pinterest.com/nurseryideas/everything-dr-seuss/

    Jan
    Dr Seuss Baby Nursery Ideas and Pictures

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  16. Sarah~ These are featured today on Thematic Thursday at DianaRambles.com. Feel free to grab the Featured button off my sidebar. Thanks for participating and please come again. This week is Anything Goes, so feel free to link anything up!

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