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.



  1. says

    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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