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How to Make a Sock Puppet

Puppet time! Kids of all ages can make and play with these.

Instructions

  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: The original Kermit the Frog puppet was made using creator Jim Henson’s mother’s coat and a few ping-pong balls.

You Will Need

  • An adult-sized sock
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • A hot glue gun and glue
  • Buttons or googly eyes
  • Yarn
  • Accessories

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