With the winter school holidays upon us, I though I’d give this post to the kids 🙂
I made sock puppets with a small group of children last school holidays, they were a hoot!
What you will need to make your own sock puppet:
- A sock
- a piece of cardboard
- felt shapes for decorating
- google eyes
- any other decorations you can find
- Craft glue. PVA will frustrate you as it doesn’t really stick fabric. You want the clear gummy kind.
Now on with the making!
First thing, cut your cardboard into an oval like shape and bend in half. This will become your mouth.
Next up, decide where you want your mouth in the sock. You want it towards the end of the sock, but experiment with placement, you might make a feature of some of the elements in the sock!
Run a line of glue around one side of the cardboard, and gently stretch the opening in the sock (which you just cut) around the cardboard and gently press into the glue.
You might like to cut a piece of felt the same size as the cardboard piece and glue over the top of the cardboard and sock edge to make it look neat.
The next part is where your imagination can really be let loose! Use google eyes, wool, felt shapes, pop poms, buttons, and anything you can get your hands on to decorate your puppet and really bring its personality to life!
Have a creative week!