A while ago I saw some really cute bear/animal paw mittens in a giftshop at the fort in Mackinaw City. But they were $20, c'mon really for fleece mittens for kids! So I wrote the idea down, and 2 months later, I've finally gotten around to making them. It took about an hour of sewing time, 8 pieces of elastic, and 12 pieces of grey fleece, 2 of pink and 2 of red and look what i have. The mittens are kinda big but I wanted them to be able to spread their fingers out all the way.