In this article I will teach you how I prepare my sock puppets that are loved by children and adults. You can prepare them by yourself, with available materials you have at home.
You can use the puppets to express feelings, include in story telling and especially to make children and grandchildren happy, on birthdays, on family reunions and at school activities.
The materials I use are: a sock, hot glue or silicone glue, plastic eyes or eyes from fabric or pom-poms… wool and various ornaments.
First step: I choose a sock according to the puppet I want to make
This time I chose a yellow sock
I start bringing it to life by making it a mouth from cardboard and cut it out in the shape I want for the doll. I use hot glue to stick it to the sock.
After the mouth is in place, the next step is adding the eyes. Any kind you choose will do.
At this stage it’s important to pay attention: I put the sock on my fist and then place the eyes so they will look forward and not upwards. Check that the pupils face towards the center in order to create the special feeling of the puppet’s impression. At this stage it’s important to pay attention: I put the sock on my fist and then place the eyes so they will look forward and not upwards. Check that the pupils face towards the center in order to create the special feeling of the puppet’s impression.
Now you should choose what color hair will suit the puppet. What character the puppet will get after attaching the hair.
The indecision stage: what hair style to give the puppet?
The nose must stick-out on the face. It mustn’t block the eyes. It must stand out (size/color), and be setted in the right place between eyes.
After placing the eyes and nose correctly, you can add any ornaments you want that will bring character to your puppet.
I am pleased to share with you the process of making a sock puppet.
Use your imagination, make the puppet easy to activate and the most important thing – enjoy the activity.
Boys puppets like the puppet we made today, you can find in “boys puppets” category . – boobalach.com
If you like one, you can purchase it directly through the link of my shop on – etsy that appears on the first page.