Mitten Desk Buddy

Pen or pencil holder made from single mitten.

Approximate Time: An hour or less


  • 1 small mitten 5 inches long
  • 1 1/2 inch Styrofoam ball
  • 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch piece of stretch cloth for hat
  • 1 by 16 inch piece of plaid for scarf
  • 1 inch orange pipe cleaner
  • 2 purchased eyes or black buttons
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  • 1/2 cup rice
  • small bit of fiberfill stuffing
  • glue gun
  • needle and thread
  • black felt pen


  1. To make face, glue eyes in place about half way down the Styrofoam ball. Poke pipe cleaner in place for nose. Use felt pen to draw a dotted smile.

  2. To make hat, fold the stretch material in half width wise and sew it into a tube using one quarter inch seam allowance.

  3. Fold back one edge to create a small cuff.

  4. Glue hat to head with seam at the back. Tie the top of the hat closed using matching thread.

  5. For body, pour the rice into the mitten. Fold back the cuff and stuff remainder of mitt with fiberfill.

  6. Glue the head to the body.

  7. To make arm, use matching thread to tack thumb of mitt in place.

  8. Tie scarf around neck and tuck pen or pencil into crook of arm.

By preserver from Manitoba


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November 16, 20090 found this helpful

This is so cute!

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November 16, 20090 found this helpful

Deeli is right. This is adorable! I am sending the link to my daughter and grandson. It's very imaginative and I think it would stay on my desk all year!

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