Recycled Glove Puppies


This little chap is called ‘Pink’. We made him from a pair of gloves using this book, kindly found and donated by my Mum.

This is a great book, with loads of other animals you can recycle from gloves and socks, and they’re very cute! The author’s website is here. It’s in Japanese but even if you can’t read it you can see photos of more of her animals in the gallery section.

We had to turn one glove inside out…

…cut two fingers off, sew up the hole, then turn back the right way…

…then stuff!

Arms are made from the leftover fingers.

It’s starting to look recognisable now!

The other glove makes the head, with two very gorgeous, floppy ears!

Nearly there…

And now for faces…

By evening, Pink was securely ensconced in our family, best friends with Kitty Cat.

This is a beautiful book which I would definitely recommend. I think you could have hours of fun and a lot of new friends on your hands (instead of gloves – get it?!)

Here is Amazon’s description:

‘Sock and Glove’ presents thirteen delightful softy projects that are quick to make – and certain to amuse and delight. Full of individuality and mischief, these stuffed creations are all pieced together from ordinary socks, gloves and mittens. Step-by-step illustrations and instructions make it easy to craft and dress a whole menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish. Endearing to adults and children alike, these whimsical creatures make perfect gifts and inspiring companions.

If you can’t get hold of the book, you could just play around cutting up and stuffing your old socks and gloves and see what happens. This could be very inventive and fun for children to do – I’m sure they will come up with some interesting new breeds!…

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