Sock puppets are easy, fun, and most of the materials required you can find around the house. Puppets are great for storytime and make-believe. They come in handy for teaching moments, as well.
We love them and know that you will too!
– Sock of any kind, any color.
– Plastic Eyes – Available at most craft stores. We LOVE the googley ones that move.
– Construction paper – Various colors
– Glue Stick – We LOVE Elmers. Tends to dry faster and last longer.
– Paint & Paint Brush – It makes sense to offer all different size brush handles to your little ones. Bigger handles are easier to paint with.
– Scissors – Be sure to watch over your little bookworms when they are using scissors.
– Cardboard – Used to create a harder surface for Beak and Wings. You can use boxes, poster board, etc.
– Accessories – Feathers, felt, small hats, ribbon, etc. Go for it when it comes to accessorizing your puppet!
- Find a clean sock
- Glue stick the googley eyes onto the top side of sock. Let dry.
- Put sock on hand so that you get a sense of where to add the rest of your details.
- Draw top and bottom beak on cardboard and paint the tops and bottoms. Let dry and then cut out.
- Draw wings on cardboard and paint top and bottom. Let dry and then cut out.
- Cut a tongue shape to fit the insides of sock.
- Glue top/bottom beak onto front of sock. Best to do this with sock on hand. Let dry on hand.
- Glue wings onto sides of sock. Best to do this with sock on hand. Let dry on hand.
- Glue tongue on inside of beaks. Best to do this while sock is on hand. Let dry on hand.
- Remove sock and decorate. Add feathers for hair, ribbons, a hat. Go for it!
Have fun squawking, talking and singing with you new friend!