Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sock Puppets Tutorial

Sock puppets are easy to make and are a great way to add to your bag of teacher tricks.

Sock Puppets - Sock puppets are easy to make and cheap. You can add all kinds of features to make an endless assortment of puppets to capture a child’s interest.  Start by saving miss match socks that every household has. 

You will need: sock, hot glue gun, hot glue, felt, cardboard from cereal box, yarn, package bows, feathers, pom poms, wiggle eyes, buttons, pipe cleaners, craft foam shapes, scrap lace, sequins cotton balls, batting and fabric paint.

Save a single clean sock. The sock needs to be large enough to fit loosely over a hand.

Step 2
Cut cardboard from cereal box into an oval shape to form the mouth piece.  Fold the oval in half.

Step 3
 Insert the folded mouthpiece into the sock so that the curved ends are facing the toe end of the sock. If it is too big, cut the piece smaller to fit so that it doesn't stretch the sock too much. 

Place hand in sock with thumb and fingers working like a mouth.  Push sock inward against the cardboard cut out, forming the mouth.  Glue in place.

Cut mouth piece out of felt and glue to sock.

Step 6
Stuff the head area with some cotton balls to raise up the face area.

Hot glue items onto your sock to form your caricature.  

                           Pre-K - TeachersPayTeachers.com   


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  2. Making sock puppets can be good fun experience and when you are making a sock puppet, you should have good sock puppet idea.
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  3. I love the blog. Great post. It is very true, people must learn how to learn before they can learn. lol i know it sounds funny but its very true. . .
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  4. Thanks so much for this great post! I had some trials and errors with sock puppets but now this one finally turned out!



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