Monster Sock Puppet Craft – DIY Fun with Mismatched Socks

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Monster Sock Puppet Craft

We all have those lonely, single socks missing their mates laying around. In our house it’s a mixed system between tossing the lone socks into the “singles” bag and keeping the singles in their respective sock drawer until its mate shows up. Sometimes, it never does. After a while it’s time to give up hope that the matches will ever show up.

So, what’s a person to do with all those single socks? We have a bunch of ideas in this post of 6 Great Uses for Single Mismatched Socks, but the most FUN use is to make this DIY Monster Sock Puppet Craft! The extra fun thing about this craft is that you can totally let your imagination go crazy to create a wild and wacky monster. Make the craft together with your kids so they can do the design while you operate the hot glue gun.

We used ribbon to make a bow on the top of our puppet for a “cute” look, but you can use scraps of felt, yarn, or any other materials to give your monster their own unique look.

DIY Monster Sock Puppet Craft Supplies

Monster Sock Puppet Craft


An old sock
Wiggle eyes
Ribbon, yarn or felt
Hot glue gun

DIY Monster Sock Puppet Craft Process


Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up.
Cut your ribbon, yarn or felt into the lengths and shapes desired to decorate your monster.
Glue wiggle eyes onto either side of the sock (or, since it’s a monster you can give it one BIG eye, or multiple small eyes). You can use an empty cardboard toilet paper tube to fill the sock out while gluing so you don’t burn yourself or end up with an eye on the side of your puppet’s head. (That may have happened to ours.)
Continue gluing your other decorations to the monster’s head.
Let glue dry completely before putting your puppet into action!

DIY Monster Sock Puppet


  1. That is adorable and so easy to make! Very creative!

  2. Susan Hartman says

    My grandson made sock puppets in nursery school. He came home so excited. He loved it.

  3. My son would go nuts over this fun Sock puppet craft. I will have to make this with him. It looks so cute!

  4. Ireon Williams says

    I know my son would like this

  5. Bryan Vice says

    This looks like fun! its just me and my son 3 days a week this will give us a fun activity to do thanks for sharing

  6. What a cute craft! I love it!

  7. Sarah Mathias says

    This is a neat idea. I think I’ll try some hair on mine.

  8. These are so cute and look like a lot of fun!

  9. Very cool art project.

  10. This is such a fun idea! I love that it’s so easy and quick to make.

  11. John Smith says

    Really excellent monster sock puppet craft!

  12. Antoinette M says

    Fun craft idea!

  13. shelly peterson says

    This is such a cute idea. My nieces would love making these.

  14. Marisela Zuniga says

    This is a really cute idea, my son would have so much fun making his own

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