Quick and easy No-Sew Sock Puppets: make an adorable snowman puppet and a reindeer puppet for your kids to play with in under 10 minutes.
I love making puppets for my daycare kids. They love playing with puppets – finger puppets and hand puppets – and they’re really easy to make.
Well, the puppets I make are easy anyway. Ha.
Last spring I made this set of adorable Easter finger puppets, and they were a huge hit.
One morning last week, I got it in my head that I wanted to make a set of Christmas puppets for the hooligans. I spotted these lovely nativity shadow puppets over at Rainy Day Mum but I was too short on time to make them. I needed to put something together quickly, I decided on sock puppets.
I raided my older son’s sock drawer for a couple of unmatched socks, and then quickly searched the craft-cupboards to see what I could come up with.
The results were this Snowman puppet and a rudolph the red nosed reindeer puppet, and the toddlers just loved them!
No-sew is the way to go! Because I didn’t want to mess around with a needle and thread, I simply plugged in my glue gun, and in minutes I’d made these adorable Snowman and Reindeer were ready to play with.
Let me show you how to make some no-sew sock puppets of your own!
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How to Make No-Sew Sock Puppets
- glue gun
- brown pipe cleaners
- pom poms
- orange craft foam (or felt or fabric or sponge)
- googly eyes
- wooden bead
No-sew snowman sock puppet:
To make my snowman sock puppet, I used a sock with a grey toe because I liked the way that grey area kind of looked like a little hat.
I simply glued my button eyes and mouths on, and added a piece of kitchen sponge that I’d cut to look like a carrot.
A few buttons down the front of the sock, and voila! You’ve just made a snowman sock puppet in about 2 minutes.
No-sew reindeer sock puppet:
To make my reindeer puppet, I went with an all-white sock. I glued on a couple of googly eyes and a pom pom nose, and for the mouth, I used a wooden bead.
I then twisted a couple of brown pipe-cleaners around my finger, to create the spiral “antlers”. I poked each one through the sock a teeny bit, and then bent the end of the pipe-cleaner that was inside the sock so that it wouldn’t poke anyone’s hand. Then I put a shot of glue on the outside of the sock and pressed the pipe cleaner into it.
And there you have it! Two adorable, no-sew Christmas sock puppets in a matter of minutes!
Let the fun begin!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.