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Winter Activities for Kids: Sock Puppets


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 Sock Puppets:

  • 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 their 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!

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    On January 8th, 2008 at 11:15 am, Wendy Piersall said:

    With three kids, I have more single socks in my house than I do matching socks! We have just gotten really good at pairing mismatched socks so that nobody can tell (or that it somehow looks on purpose, as is the case with my 13 year old. ;) )

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