How to Make a Sock Puppet

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

You will need

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

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.

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.