If you have odd gloves left over from winter or old ones that you don't need anymore, why not up-cycle them into a cool little monster or animal toy?
This may take 45 minutes
Get an adult to help you with the scissors and needle.
Check out these amazing creations!
To up-cycle an odd glove into a monster or animal you need to decide which bits of the glove will make the different body parts to your toy, this is so we don’t make a mistake when cutting the glove.
To help work out which bits go where, you need to draw around your own hand on a piece of paper.
Now divide the drawing of your hand into sections, deciding which parts you will use as a body, head, arms and legs. The fingers of a glove are best for the arms and legs.
When you’re finished your plan, it’s time to start cutting out the different sections of your glove.
Use a needle and thread to sew up your sections, it’s best to use a thick thread (or wool) for this. Before sewing it all up, leave a gap so you can put some filling in.
You can get toy stuffing from craft shops or you could use cotton wool or tissue. Fill your sections with your stuffing. If you want body parts that can bend (such as legs or Barney the dogs tail), you can sew a pipe cleaner inside that section.
After you’ve stuffed all of your body parts, sew up the holes. Then it’s time to sew your individual body parts together to make your toy.
Now it’s time to add the features to your toy. You could use googly eyes, buttons, string – or anything that you can lay your hands on. Use PVA or fabric glue to stick on the features or just sew them on.
Ta-da! You can get really creative and make anything you like. Check out the Glove Animals below for more ideas of what you can make!
If you want to turn your toy into a charm then you can add extra customisation.
You can sew on a hoop of string and thread it through a pencil case zip.
Or sew on a key ring and attach it to your bag.
Alternatively, if you have some ribbon you can hoop that through.
Now get cracking and see what kind of Glove Toys you can make.