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All my children love to draw and craft, from as soon as they wake up to when they go bed at least one of them will be doodling, or junk modelling. Generally I just let them make whatever they want, but sometimes if I want to make something special we turn to Pinterest for some inspiration.
H loves to make her soft toys talk to each other, and the girls often make up little shows for me with hand made puppets, which are usually drawings stuck onto lollysticks, so today I thought we’d be a bit more creative and try some sock puppets.
Pinterest gave us some great ideas to build on.
We chose to shop in The Works, just because it’s local and easy, I was so surprised by the great selection of products, we’ll definitely go in there more often. I can’t wait to decorate the paper mache boxes and make some peg dolls.
H and I gathered together all our bits. I try not to give her too many options or it gets messy and she becomes overwhelmed.
We have a large selection of odd socks in our house, so lots to choose from.
I made sock puppets years ago and used a circle of cardboard folded in half to make the mouth shape, but for these we just used our hands which was much easier for H to manage.
H was very pleased after the addition of eyes and a nose, but then wanted to add some ears, which we used some old foam for and added a feather as a tongue.
This is such an easy craft, but we had such a lovely time together and as soon as H had the puppet on her hand she named him ‘Stuffy’ and made him talk to me, it was absolutely lovely.
Big Brother liked him too.
What do you think? Have you made sock puppets before?
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