Digital Mitten Art Project
Do you need an exciting and engaging winter craft that will work for both your virtual and in-person students? This Google Slides art project requires no prep and includes a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your students will feel successful in designing their own digital mitten art project. It’s as simple as copy and paste! Additionally, it pairs well with the book, “The Mitten,” by Jan Brett.
Digital Mitten Craft Preview
Overview of Digital How To Make a Mitten
First, your students will pick wintry background to place all their digital mitten templates onto. Then, they will select an arm from 20 available skin tones. Next, your kids will pick a mitten and enlarge it to cover the hand. And then they’ll add one of three cuff styles, stretching it to fit its width. At this point, they’ll select some different lines and stickers. To complete the look, they’ll add pom poms.
And, if you’d like to take it a step further, have students take a picture of what they’re doing wearing their mitten and have them insert that into the background instead. Use it as an opportunity to teach students about composition and lighting. This art project is also a great exercise in teaching about how to make a pattern.
These digital design a mitten templates include 201 moveable graphics for your students to decorate their own unique glove. Step-by-step directions are included at the beginning of the Google Slides document to teach students how to flip an image and change the order of images to bring something forward or backward.
The download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And this document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to download the digital mitten craft templates located on page 2 and 3 of the PDF.)
- 12 Student Directions Slides – These slides explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- 7 Student Useable Background Slides – These include images of a snowy background. This is where students will place their snowman parts onto. Any background slide a student is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- 201 Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned above. They will use these shapes to compose their mitten. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 2 Writing Prompts – These prompts are designed to work for students in first through fifth grades.
- 4 Teacher Examples – The last four slides of the deck can be used to demonstrate on and show students a completed version of the project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the art project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Mitten Art Project
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with students. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in Slides, However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have children use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital mitten art project templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Google Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file in Slides. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have students take a picture and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it into the slide.
- How do I get the digital mitten templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Very easy! Check the bottom of page 2 and the middle of page 3.
My students loved creating their digital mittens before winter break! This was a fun activity for them. – Hana B.