How-To Make Sock Puppets

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

Collage of different funny sock puppets

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 Words:

  • Imagine
  • Create
  • Character
  • Voice
  • Personality

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

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 and mark where you want the eyes to go with the marker.
  4. 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!

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