Sock Puppet Kits: DIY Christmas Gift for Kids


I have been absolutely amazed at how much fun my kids have had with sock puppets this past year.  They spend hours making various characters, then craft elaborate stories.  When they are ready to roll, they find us and give us tickets for the big show.  Chairs are lined up for each person to sit on, and the fun begins.  For the boys, the story line usually involves lots of socks battling and jumping on one another, but nonetheless, they are engaging in the creative play that I love to see.

Every Christmas I try to come up with a homemade gift that my kids can help me create for families that we love.  This seemed like the perfect one.  It could also be given for birthday gifts, used at family reunions, or pulled out for a rainy day activity.

Here’s what you need:

Socks, Pipe Cleaners, Buttons, Various Colors of Felt, Feathers, Googly Eyes, Twine, Tulle, and Various Craft Balls.

Using Clear Plastic Bags, begin the assembly line, instructing the kids how many of each item to put into each bag:

I used these cute Christmas boxes to place everything in, wrapped it in cellophane, and tied instructions to the top.

You can download the instructions tag here.


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