Lonely Sock Puppets

P1160809Their 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
  • scissors
  • yarn
  • buttons
  • 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.




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28 responses to “Lonely Sock Puppets

  1. easycraftsforchildren

    very funny !!

  2. So fun and crazy!! Thanks for sharing. I think the kiddos and I are going to have to make some of these this summer. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I’m sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!


  3. Visiting from TGIF Friday. I’d like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


  4. lol, cute post! I can see quite a few imaginations turning with these things!

  5. Thank you for sharing & participating in our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-65/ Great to see you there! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Rose

    btw Did you see our posts on recycled socks?!! I’m sure you’ll love the puppets, the house and the tv camera….

  6. Too funny. And fun!

  7. titicrafty

    Those are so fun! I should make one for my girl! great share! It would be so cool if you could join my Link Party on Sundays and the Pin Hop on Thursdays.

    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  8. Thanks for linking this up on Serenity Saturday Link party!

    I could make a million of these with all the odd socks in my house!

  9. Aww, they look so cute, & fun to make! Visiting from TitiCrafty!

  10. fabulously adorable!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  11. Boy you have a great imagination, love the colors!!!

  12. I think this would be fun to make with my granddaughter, thanks for sharing, they are so cute.

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  14. I like the bright yarns and buttons you used to make the puppets. They are so cute.

  15. Lovely!! I have a bag of lonely socks 😉

  16. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά!!! …while sewing!! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!!

  17. So nice colors , you feel happy with these creatures, i saw you in taelia 88, kisses Mary!

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