Worm Sock Puppets

(This was originally a guest post I did for Happy Hour Projects in November.)

With a 2 and 3 year old, I often make props to use for retelling favorite picture books.  Today I want to share some fun and easy worm sock puppets to go with the book Diary of a Worm.  The book takes you through a worm's day. He plays with his friend Spider, does the Hokey Pokey (they can only put their heads in), and tells his sister that no matter how long she looks in the mirror her face will always look like her rear end.  My husband and I like it almost as much as my kids.

To make the puppet, I started with some socks, some foam sheets, some google eyes (all from the dollar store), and a glue gun.  Pipe cleaners are optional.
I tucked the toe end of my sock in a little:
I cut a circle from foam a foam sheet (I'm sure cardstock would also work).  I folded it in half and hot glued it into the indent on the sock to form the mouth.
Next, I glued on some google eyes and we were ready to act out the story!
 I couldn't resist some pipe cleaner lashes on the girl worm.

I considered a pipe cleaner mustache for the boy worm but he got a tongue instead.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh, these puppets are adorable! Love that pic of Dad reading :)

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  2. so cute, I bet your kids love them

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  3. What a sweet post! I love your photos and that is one cute and cozy looking puppet!

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  4. Love the sock puppets! So cute! I too love this book! The humor in it always makes me laugh! Thanks for sharing how to make the puppets.

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  5. So cute! Small one would go ape over these.

    So glad that you decided to join Pin'Inspiration Thursday this week :-)

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  6. I remember seeing and noticing this post on Happy Hour (love Adrianne!!). They are so cute, makes me wish I had kids to make them for, lol. Love them and thanks for sharing them at our party today!!

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  7. These are really cute and adorable :) I'm going to have to get that book for my little one!!

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  9. Aww.....how cute!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  10. soooo cute and cozy looking! My girls would love this. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm having a link party on my blog right now if you want to share this idea. Here's the link if you're interested. http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-54-and-link-party.html Have a lovely day, Maria

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