How to make simple sock puppets


 This is one of those great crafts that can be made with almost any materials. For this example, we use a fuzzy sock, but you can use any type you like. The same goes for the decoration and face. Let your little ones run wild with their imagination, and you will be amazed at what they can produce! One afternoon we ended up with an entire sock puppet theatre that gave performances throughout the evening.

Have fun and see what fun you & your family discover.



  • 1 pair of fuzzy socks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom Pom balls
  • Felt
  • Cardboard


  1. Cut cardboard circle that will fit in your sock for the mouth and fold in half.
  2. Trace the circle twice onto your piece of felt, cut out, and glue to both sides of the cardboard.
  3. Cut the toe off the end of your sock, roll the edges around the felt covered cardboard, and hot glue in place to make your mouth.
  4. Hot glue googly eyes to 2 pom pom balls and glue above mouth for eyes.
  5. For back spines, cut two long strips of felt and hot glue half of it together, leaving two flaps.
  6. Separate flaps and hot glue to back of the sock.
  7. Decorate as you desire, we added extra pom pom balls and a felt bow tie.

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  1. mine would probably NEVER turn out like that..

    lol but yours is adorable! hey its worth a shot!

  2. Making sock puppets sure does take me back! I still have the xmas sock puppet my boy made for the tree almost 15 yrs ago.

    I’ll have to make one with my girl to match that one 🙂

  3. This is perfect for when the kids have sleep overs, or even a Birthday party craft. Always so fun!

  4. Your sock puppets are so cute and a great craft to make with my sick nephew! These would really cheer him up and we would have fun making these together!

  5. wow this doesnt look all that difficult! I am going to make one for my nieces and nephews to play theatre! thanks!

  6. lol== I’m back we loved the soap buddies so much I had to look and see if there was anything else that we all can make that is super easy and fun to do– and this looks like it will do the job perfectly. I had no idea that my kiddos loved crafts– and were so talented so its a must at least a couple times a month. Thanks for sharing your fun

  7. Adorable, and who was the genius who invented to glue gun. They are marvelous though I never let the children use them.

  8. Haha looks like Cookie Monster! I love my fuzzy socks but I suppose I could give up 1 pair if it would give my kids an entertaining crafting afternoon to make sock puppets!

  9. Sometimes the oldest simplest ideas are so much fun, especially now with glue guns you don’t have to sew! Buttons for eyes stitched on may stand the test of time though. Love the fuzzzzy socks!

  10. Great idea and we have some of those fuzzy socks that I bought but don’t like to wear so a good use for them!

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