Puppet time! Kids of all ages can make and play with these.
You will need
- An adult-sized sock
- A hot glue gun and glue
- Buttons or googly eyes
Step 1 Put the sock on your hand Put the sock on your hand with your fingers in the toe and your wrist at the heel of the sock.
Step 2 Make a mouth shape with your fingers Touch your fingertips to your thumbtip inside the sock and push the fabric between them to make a mouth.
Step 3 Cut a mouth out of felt Cut a circular piece of felt for the opening of the puppet’s mouth and hot glue it into place.
Adding a tongue or teeth will give your sock puppet even more character.
Step 4 Glue buttons or googly eyes Glue buttons or googly eyes onto the sock.
Step 5 Cut yarn for hair Cut yarn for hair and glue it onto the puppet’s “head.”
Step 6 Add any accessories Add accessories to your puppet. These might include a bowtie, hair ribbon, earrings, an eye patch, or glasses.
Did You Know:
The original Kermit the Frog puppet was made using creator Jim Henson’s mother’s coat and a few ping-pong balls.