Cat sock puppet
Making sock puppets is the ideal solution to the age-old household conundrum of odd socks. Don't go spending money on craft supplies – just make this cat sock puppet out of old bits and bobs.
What you need:
- One black sock
- Needle and thread
- 1 x black button (nose)
- 2 x other buttons (eyes)
- Scraps of black material to make the ears
- Broom bristles
Number of players:
Put the sock on your hand so that your thumb is in the heel and your fingers are in the toe.
Test out making your puppet talk and take note of where its eyes, nose and ears will be.
Using your black scraps of material, cut out two triangular shapes for ears. Put a pleat in the centre of the wide base of each ear before sewing them in place so that the ears are rounded just like a cat's.
Sew the ears on.
Use the needle and thread to sew on two buttons for eyes and one for a nose.
Pierce a small hole under the nose and thread some broom bristles through in a criss-cross to make the whiskers.Sew a couple of stitches through the centre point of the whiskers so that they are bound together and won't slip out
- You can use old pieces of clothing to source the buttons and extra scraps of material. That way nothing is wasted and you don't even have to leave the house for craft supplies!