Little Lovie Sock Puppets

31 Jan

Heart sock puppets craft for kidsWhat, on earth, happens to socks when they go into the laundry?  It’s like this big mystery no one on the planet can figure out.  I definitely can’t.  I swear, we have a bin of over thirty socks that have lost their match.  How is this possible?  They go in there.  I know that.  But they don’t come out.  It’s like some crazy sock cult.  Anyway, in an effort to bring some solace to this crazy mismatched sock situation, I introduce Little Lovies, sock puppets for your little ones.  Aren’t they sweet?  I made one for Gigi and one for D and may start including them as gifts with a little tag that says their name, likes and dislikes.  That kind of thing.

littlelovies1All you need are cotton balls, glue, some buttons for embellishments and a lonely sock.  Stuff the cotton balls in the sock, as much as you want, and tie a knot after.  If you want to get a heart shape for the head, after stuffing the cotton balls, tie a knot with the end of the sock around the head, in between where the eyes would be.  Leave it for a while.  This makes an indentation for the heart shape.  I left it for about ten minutes.  Then, untie it and tie the knot after the cotton balls.  Glue on buttons for the facial features and more cotton for the hair.  Let dry and love them.  

Heart sock puppets craft for kids Heart sock puppets craft for kids

13 Responses to “Little Lovie Sock Puppets”

  1. Anik January 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Oh how cute they are!:)

    • Meri Cherry February 3, 2014 at 3:17 am #

      Thanks so much! They were really fun to make and so easy!

  2. Jeanette Nyberg February 1, 2014 at 1:53 am #

    I’m so glad the misfit socks found each other! And they blossomed into lovely beings; really, these are pretty adorable.

    • Meri Cherry February 3, 2014 at 3:16 am #

      Thanks Jeanette. They really are misfits.

  3. Gina February 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    So cute and so do-able for smalls! Thanks for sharing! I love your colors, as well! Socks are such a smart choice. The array is so beautiful but inevitably become lost or tattered – perfect way to re-cycle and have fun. smart.

    • Meri Cherry February 3, 2014 at 3:16 am #

      Thanks Gina! I’ve been doing so much process art with my girls, it was a nice change to do something a little more structured. xo

  4. Ana February 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    I have so many good sock candidates for this! I can see using different sized socks from each family member to make mama, papa, and kid dolls!

  5. Kylie Gardner February 3, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    These are simply adorable, and what a gorgeous blog you have too!

    • Meri Cherry February 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

      Thank you sooo much Kylie. So glad you stopped by.

  6. Stephanie Haass February 3, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    Just too darn cute for words!!

    • Meri Cherry February 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks Steph. I just want to give them a hug. Is that strange?

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