Saturday, February 28, 2009

A little inspiration

making sock puppets

Today, when Anna awoke from her nap, I picked up a book we hadn't read in a while to help her transition back into her day. The book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, is one of several by Laura Joffe Numeroff (I actually prefer If You Give a Mouse a Cookie). In Moose, a crafty (in both senses of the word) moose spends the afternoon with a boy doing various creative projects, including making sock puppets. After reading the book, Anna announced that she wanted to make sock puppets too.

Given that we always have stray socks (or the even more frequent cat-eaten sock) and various crafty supplies, I gladly obliged. This is a great little project on a Saturday afternoon with a 3-year-old. Not only was the creation process fun, but now we have hours (well, it will feel like hours!) of playtime puppet drama to look forward to as well!

sock puppets

Ingredients:
socks
buttons
bits of ribbon
foam shapes
glue (I like Aleene's Original Tacky Glue for crafty projects)

Mix well with one 3-4 year old and let dry overnight (the puppets, not the child). Prepare for hours of silliness.

1 comment:

Leslie Doughty said...

Super cute sock puppets and can I just say that Anna's eyes are amazing!