Fabric Crafts

Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets fabric craft
Sock Puppets fabric craft

Want to create a puppet show that will knock the socks off of your audience? Then start with this fabric craft for sock puppets! Turn old, bright-colored socks into a full cast of characters with this craft. Who knew socks could make such a great art project?

What You'll Need:

  • Old, clean sock
  • Needle and thread
  • Blunt scissors
  • 2 buttons
  • Fabric markers
  • Felt
  • Fabric glue

How to Make Sock Puppets:

Step 1: Make a dragon sock puppet. Sew on button eyes to your sock. Be sure you don't sew through to the other side.

Step 2: Draw two eyelash shapes on a piece of felt and cut them out. Glue the eyelashes to the sock above the button eyes.

Step 3: Draw a mouth and scales on the dragon with markers. Draw and cut out the dragon's tongue, wings, and spikes from the felt. Refer to the illustration, and glue the pieces to the dragon.

Step 4: Make more puppets with other socks. Add trims to make a princess and a knight. Use felt pieces for their clothes and features and yarn for their hair. Now you're ready to put on a puppet show.

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