A homemade toy that encourages imaginative play!
Creating a character or a new friend out of a sock brings hours of fun for kids. It’s fun for kids to make their own sock puppet and then the enjoyment of bringing it to life.
The simple sock puppet is not a new phenomenon but a very popular one with the kids.
What you will need?
You can use just about anything around the house or you could raid your craft box to make these sock puppets. I try to keep it simple and not have too many craft options so the kids are more decisive about what they are going to do.
We used craft glue, wool, felt, scissors, wiggly eyes, pompoms, patty pans and buttons. The craft glue does wet and soak the sock but not enough to glue it closed shut and you are unable to put your hand in.
My two older girls had different ideas on making their puppets. One made a puppet that was standing up ways and another that is worn along the arm in length ways.
The orange patty pans are bows in the puppets hair and the red patty pans are ears. The creative ideas are endless. The glue takes a while to dry in the sock puppets; we laid ours in the sun to help dry them quicker.
Kids have fun naming and playing with their puppets!
My girls were so excited and felt very proud of what they had created! They couldn’t wait for their puppets to dry so they could play with them!
- Language development.
- Storytelling and imaginative play.
- Great for self-esteem – a sense of achievement and pride.
- Creative thinking and concentration skills.
- Motor coordination development.