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Mickey Parade Waver

Going to the Fourth-of-July parade? Let Mickey lend you a hand waving on your favorite floats with a bright white felt glove that really stands out in the crowd.

What you’ll need

  • Template for Mickey Parade Waver
  • Wooden spoon or paint stirrer
  • Blue craft paint
  • Small foam brush or paintbrush
  • Straight pins (for pinning the template pieces to the felt)
  • 2 sheets of white felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrap of red sticky-back felt
  • Fiberfill stuffing (about a fistful)

How to make it

  • Paint the wooden spoon or paint stirrer blue, and set it aside to dry.

  • Meanwhile print the template, and use the pieces to cut out the shapes from the specified types and colors of felt.

  • Stack the two white felt glove pieces one atop the other. Then glue them together all along the edge, except leave the wrist open, as shown. Stick a set of three red felt pleats to the front and the back of the glove, referring to the template for placement.

  • Fill the glove loosely with fiberfill, using the wooden spoon handle to push some of the stuffing up into the fingers.

  • Insert the bowl of the wooden spoon inside the glove, using a bit of hot-glue to secure it to the felt. Lastly, hot glue the wrist closed on both sides of the spoon handle, and your Mickey waver is ready for the parade.