Sock puppet – simple

Sock puppet – simple

Puppet shows are the cornerstone of imaginative play for small children. Using puppets allows kids to express all kinds of alter egos. Making your own sock puppets will allow your child to have an input into what kinds of characters they want to create and express.

What you need:

  • One lonely unpaired sock
  • A needle and thread
  • Craft glue
  • 2 x buttons
  • Some wool

Number of players:


Put the sock on your hand so that your fingers are in the toe and your thumb is in the heel.

Test out making the puppet talk and take note of where its eyes will be.

Use the needle and thread to sew on two buttons for eyes.

Cut the wool to size for the sort of hair-do you want. Gather it together in the centre-part and wind a piece of wool around the middle to keep it all together in one hair-do.

Glue the hair on using the centre-part to anchor it. When the glue is dry, make it more secure by sewing it to the sock in the same place.

Express yourself with hair-dos: plaits, long straight hair, pigtails, a ponytail, a bald man with a moustache or just a bald man with eyes if you’re feeling particularly lazy.

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