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Valentine's Day Sock Puppet Craft

Making these sock puppets as Valentines will keep the kids amused on a snowy day, but also wow their friends.


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Leeza Hernandez

Here’s a great way to tame those odd socks in your drawer and keep the kid entertained when you’re stuck indoors… again! The results will make truly awesome valentines or just cool puppets for putting on a show.

Want more V-Day craft ideas? Think butterfliesLEGO or Frozen!

What you need:

Sock(s)—the brighter and jazzier, the better
Colored felt and/or felt scraps

Fabric glue
Fabric scissors
Buttons of different sizes/colors (or googly eyes)
Pompom for noses (optional)

 

What to do:

Wash the sock! (This is important, especially if you plan on giving them as gifts)

Cut fun shapes out of different colored felt into ears, nose, lips, teeth, tongue, hair bow, bow tie or necktie, etc. Let the kids use their imagination and think about hats or capes or anything else they can come up with.

Decorate the shapes you've cut out with felt scraps using a dab of the fabric glue. Anything goes here, so encourage your little crafters to mix and match—from stripes and polka dots to zany confetti patterns. A little glitter glue might also be fun.

When all the pieces are dry, assemble the puppet using the fabric glue. If you’re feeling adventurous sew the eyes and ears to secure in place, or use hot glue to make sure they really stick.

Once everything is completely dry, you’re all set!

If you are giving them as Valentines, write little cards that say something like "You knock my socks off".

If you are keeping the puppets, have the kids make a video keepsake of them puppeteering.

More Like This: 
Free Frozen Valentine Printable
Free Valentine's LEGO Printable
Free Butterfly Valentine Printable

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