Well, I was going to do sock monsters. I figured the kids could be creative and it wouldn't really matter if anything ended up crooked or not quite perfect, because that just makes monsters all the cuter. I had mini pompons, lots of buttons and all sorts of felt. Even yellow.
|Gather your supplies. |
I had felt, buttons, pompons, squiggly eyes, felt wool, yarn, cotton wool
and of course glue, scissors, cardboard, a pencil.
|First of all, have the kids trace their feet on a piece of cardboard. |
I usually save pieces of packaging for this purpose.
This doesn't have to be exact and tracing around slippers works just fine.
|Cut the shapes out.|
|Glue the cardboard to the INSIDE of your sock's sole.|
This makes the base for the mouth.
|Turn sock right side out. |
Cut out a similar shape of felt and glue in place as mouth.
|Add some eyes. I wanted button eyes, but the boys had other plans.|
|Then cut out shapes for ears or whatever decoration your creature needs,..|
|We made pointy ears and cut a small slit at the base,|
so we could fold in back, pinch it together and glue it to the sock
so that it would curve a little.
|Looks like a rabbit if you ask me.|
|We added some yarn as wiskers. I actually|
sewed that on, and added a button as nose on top.
|Oh, and a tongue. Meow!|
We also added some cotton wool to the inside, making the cats a bit puffier. I still think they look like a strange cross between a fox and a rabbit, but oh well. You could add teeth, antennas or whatever else suits your creature of choice.