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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.
Monster Sock Puppet Craft
An old sock
Ribbon, yarn or felt
Hot glue gun
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!
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Janet W. says
That is adorable and so easy to make! Very creative!
Susan Hartman says
My grandson made sock puppets in nursery school. He came home so excited. He loved it.
Julie Wood says
My son would go nuts over this fun Sock puppet craft. I will have to make this with him. It looks so cute!
Ireon Williams says
I know my son would like this
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
Hannah C says
What a cute craft! I love it!
Sarah Mathias says
This is a neat idea. I think I’ll try some hair on mine.
Dandi D says
These are so cute and look like a lot of fun!
Donna L says
Very cool art project.
This is such a fun idea! I love that it’s so easy and quick to make.
John Smith says
Really excellent monster sock puppet craft!
Antoinette M says
Fun craft idea!
shelly peterson says
This is such a cute idea. My nieces would love making these.
Marisela Zuniga says
This is a really cute idea, my son would have so much fun making his own
Tami Vollenweider says
This seems like a fun easy craft idea to do! I know I have some socks laying around!!
Dana Rodriguez says
This is such a cute craft. I think any little one would love this!
Sandy Klocinski says
This is awesome! I love it. So cute
Vickie L Couturier says
really cute and fun to make with the grandkids on a rainy or snowy day
Sarah L says
Heavens knows that I have enough single socks to make a whole family of puppet.
kathy pease says
My granddaughter loves puppets and this would be fun to do.