Are you looking for a way to repurpose the endless supply of single socks that seem to turn up in the laundry pile? Sock animals are a simple craft for kids to do and can produce beautiful results to display around the home.
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From bunnies to snakes and puppies to chicks, a sock can be turned into a sock animal with just a few extra materials and a bit of imagination. So next time you can’t find a match for an elusive sock, get the kids to repurpose it!
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Easter Bunny Sock Animal
Create your very own Easter bunny, chick or lamb using the materials below and decorate with pompoms, feathers, googly eyes or your trusty Sharpies.
You will need:
- Googly eyes
- Jar lid
- Take an old (or new) knee sock and tie it at the ankle, leaving the foot part for now.
- Stuff it through the opening with stuffing which can be found in crafts shops and online.
- Add a clean jar lid at the opening and seal it either with glue or by stitching it. (the jar lid will help it to stand up)
- Use a ribbon to tie off a section at the foot end to create a head.
- Cut along the sole of the foot to create ears or plumage for your chick.
- Add googly eyes, pompoms or feathers to complete your Easter masterpiece.
For a lamb, use a white or black sock and stuff into the foot which will act as the body and cut the top off the sock to create ears. Add a pompom as a tail and pompoms or wool pieces to enhance the body.
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Have your say! Are your kids going to try creating sock animals? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!