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1313-2 Scotland

Designed by Candie Cooper

Fingerless gloves are made from wool. Crofts or small farms are all over Scotland.  In parts of the highlands, sheep farms are very popular.  Wool is an important part of the economy for yarn and fabric.

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like
wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour

Main supplies:

  • A discarded 100% wool sweater (small women’s or children’s size)
  • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
  • Rexlace® Plastic lacing
  • Elmer’s® 3D™ Washable Paint Pens

Basic Supplies:

  • Safety pins
  • Small sharp pointed scissors



How to felt a sweater:
Set the washer to small load, hot, with a small amount of detergent.  Wash the sweater one or two times to felt it.

Make the Wristies:
1.  Lay your hand on top of the cuff of the felted sweater---determine where you want the end to come over your fingers and how much behind your wrist.  Cut to desired length. 

2.  Cut a very small hole for where you want your thumb to poke out on the side of the cuff---it’s important to start small because it will stretch a bit when you put your thumb through it.

3.  Cut out shapes from the remaining sweater and glue around the wristie.

4.  Use small sharp scissors to cut tiny holes around the wrist (safety pins make great hole markers). Weave the lacing in and out of each hole and tie the two ends in a bow.

5.  Finish by adding some glitter dots and stripes around or on your felt shapes.


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