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How to make sock puppets

An easy craft you can make with your kids from stuff you have around the house already!

by Shannon Hutton, M.Ed., M.P.A.  |  16693 views  |  0 comments  |        Rate this now! 

I like doing activities with my kids with items we have around the house already. It not only promotes creativity, but saves me a trip to the local craft store! That's why I like sock puppets. Assuming you have a relatively clean sock, you're half way there. If you don't want to use your last pair of clean socks on a kid activity, grab one of those socks you can't find the match to. Might as well put that single sock to good use so it doesn't take up space in your sock drawer!

Here's what you need to make a sock puppet:

  • Sock
  • Marker
  • Buttons
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Here's how to make a sock puppet:

1.) Put the sock on your kid's hand and push the toe of the sock into the palm of her hand to create the mouth.

2.) Use the marker to dot where the buttons will be sewed on for eyes.

3.) Sew the buttons on where the dots are.

4.) Cut pieces of yarn for the puppet's hair. Will your puppet sport a long hairdo or a wash and go cut?

5.) Gather the yarn together in the middle and sew it to the sock by repeatedly looping the thread around the yarn and pushing the needle through the sock.

Now your kid has a sock puppet and you get free puppet shows all afternoon!

About the Author

Shannon Hutton is a certified School Counselor who counsels students on anger management, social skills, anxiety, divorce, self-esteem, study skills, impulsivity and bullying. She also shares fun kids crafts, coloring pages, easy recipes and simple project ideas at Seasonal Kids Activities and does cool giveaways at Momsational.

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