I’m ok at sewing, but to be honest I don’t always have the time, so each of these sock puppets have been put together using strong double sided tape (fabric glue would be a great alternative), scraps of old fabric, & googly eyes. I used Duck Tape when threading items through holes in the tights just to stop the fabric from fraying.
Here’s what we put together...
|Songbird (with card beak)|
|Patch the Dog (made with recycled scraps of fabric)|
|Spotty Bug (with pipe cleaner threaded through a small hole for antennae)|
|Stripey the Snake|
|Zac the Zebra (with black raffia threaded through a small hole & sealed underneath with Duck Tape)|
Puppets are one of my favourite toys for children to explore. It’s fascinating to see how children interact with them, & observe the connections, emotions, & communication (both verbal & non-verbal) that develops during play. Puppets are a great way of offering a safe space to explore feelings, & situations, & enable new imaginary worlds to unfold. Do your children have any puppets amongst their toys?
I’ve left some odd socks & tights for Minnie to get creative with, & I’m looking forward to seeing what she comes up with. I’m going to see if she fancies doing some tie-dyeing with the white socks & tights as she tried her hand at this at a Festival last summer & loved it! Watch this space for more puppets ;o)
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