Their mates abandoned them, and left them to languish in the corners of drawers. They are known as the lonely socks, unpaired outcasts deserving of a second chance at life…as puppets. In the mood for some sock history? Check out lonelysock.com where you can learn, among other things, about the Bureau of Missing Socks…uh huh.
- lonely single socks
- needle and thread
- items to decorate the socks eg. pompoms, pipe cleaners. etc.
- glue gun
This craft is easily adapted to all ages. For younger children, you can stick to glueing on decorations, and for older children, sewing can be a part of it too. If you don’t have any lonely socks of your own (aren’t you lucky), dollar stores are great places to find their paired relatives. Turning these socks into unique characters is easy.
Pompoms, googly eyes and buttons are great choices for eyeballs. Yarn cut in varying lengths and colours makes perfect hair. Small accessories like glasses, earrings and feather boas, can help give them unique personalities. And if you’d like to display them upright, just pop an empty paper towel roll inside.