As a kid I fell in love with the magic of sock puppets; a quick dab of glue, some felt cut-outs, et voila a new friend! My mother kept an odd socks’ bag in our airing cupboard, and Saturday mornings were the ideal time to spill socks on the floor, break out the art and craft supplies, and turn a woolly blue sock into a mini-Cookie Monster.
Here are some simple guides from around the web to help you make your own sock puppets.
This feather trimmed puppet from marthastewart.com uses a paper cone inside the sock to prevent glue from seeping through to the other side, or to your clothes or work surfaces.
Make more elaborate and impressive puppets (with serious personality) here.
This puppy puppet can reside within the 5th ring road.
Or try this guy if rabbits are more your speed.
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