How To Make A Sock Puppet

Collage of different funny sock puppets

Making Sock Puppets is Fun Art Activity Kids Can Do at Home: Ages 5+

Why?

Encourage creative thinking and use simple craft supplies and a sock to create a puppet at home. Once finished, spend time making up their character/voice/personality, and possibly put on a puppet show, or have your puppet read one of your storybooks out loud!

Vocabulary:

  • Imagine
  • Create
  • Character
  • Voice
  • Personality

Sock Puppet Materials:

  • Socks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Craft Supplies (ideas below):
    • Felt
    • Wire
    • Needle/thread
    • Yarn
    • Rickrack
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Buttons
    • Craft poms
    • Ribbon
    • Googly eyes
    • Plastic pearls

Sock Puppet Directions:

  1. Put the sock on your hand to get a feel for where the mouth will be.
  2. The mouth will be created by the crease between your fingers and thumb.
  3. Once you have a feel for how you want to hold the puppet, mark where you want the eyes to go with the marker.
  4. Use googly eyes or pompoms or buttons for the eyes to give your sock puppet a face
  5. Use hot-glue to attach different craft supplies to the puppet to add hair, accessories, or even hands! Use your imagination to create a unique puppet! Be careful however! Hot-glue can be HOT! So make sure an adult is present when making this particular craft.

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