Tutorial: Oven Mitt Shark Puppet
Happy Shark Week, crafters!! Let's get the kids in on the sharky fun with a silly puppet I made from a dollar store oven mitt and pot holder! I had this goofy idea in my head and wasn't totally sure it would work out as I had pictured (story of my crafty life…) but the proof of my success was when a bunch of sweet kids couldn't wait for their turn to play with it. WIN!
- Oven mitt, $1
- Pot holder, $1 (for a set of 2)
- Googly eyes, on hand or $1 for a bag full
- Craft foam, on hand or $1 for a set of 8 sheets
- Red paint, on hand
- Hot Glue- on hand
Total: $2 and up
- Paint the inside of the mouth red. Allow to dry. I didn't let the paint fully dry and ended up with some red paint on the shark teeth, which is kinda cool too.
- Cut two strips of teeth from craft foam. Attach to oven mitt using hot glue.
- Cut the pot holder in half diagonally to create the shark fin. Then use a liberal line of hot glue in the top seam of the oven mitt to attach the fin. Pinch the seam (from the inside) while the hot glue cools.
- Glue eyes onto the front sides of the oven mitt.
- Feel really super proud of yourself while you watch your kiddos giggle and chase each other with their shark puppets.
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