Do It Yourself Gnome Craft

MiaThrives Kaleidoscope Kids DIY Gnome

I’ve always loved arts and crafts. Especially growing up with EB, I couldn’t always participate in sports or recess but something I could always do was arts and crafts. MiaThrives has been really trying to celebrate how creative the EB community is. And they just had a gala celebrating 10 artists with EB. Now, Kaleidoscope Kids is going to try to encourage children with EB to get creative with a Do It Yourself Gnome Craft.

So the first project we’re going to do is a Do It Yourself Gnome.

I’m going to use a few products that are all from the dollar store but you can also look around your house and use things that you have. For example, I found little butterfly wings and decided to make a butterfly gnome. As many of you know, children with EB are called butterfly children because their skin is as fragile as a butterfly’s wings.

You can watch the full tutorial video with instructions here (or down below).

What you will need:

  • 3 Socks – 1 white sock for the base, 1 colour of your choice for the body and another 1 for the hat
    (I’m using grey for the body and blue for the hat)
  • Rice (1 cup for a small gnome, 2 cups for a medium gnome, and 3 cups for a large gnome)
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Mop
  • Glue gun
  • Blush
  • Decorations of your choice for gnome and hat (I used ribbon, bells, and wooden butterflies)


  • Paper (For pointed hat)

Please follow along and share photos of your creations, don’t forget to tag @miathrives and #KaleidoscopeKids.