Making a sock puppet normally requires sewing skills, but we are showing you a n0 sew sock puppet method that works really well. This shark sock puppet craft is the perfect kids craft for kids of all ages that you can then use in your own puppet show.
How to Make a Shark Sock Puppet: No Sewing Required
You know that extra sock you found in the dryer a few weeks ago? And the one the month before that? Well, here is the best thing about this sock puppet craft is that it can use things that are completely useless to you!
We intentionally made this a no-sew craft so that it could be done by kids of all ages with help. This shark themed kids craft works great for shark lessons, as a shark week activity or for pretend play.
Or if you are making shark sock puppets in the classroom, you can purchase a package of socks and each student can use one.
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Supplies Needed to Make a Sock Puppet
Directions to Make a Sock Puppet
Once you take the sock to make the shark puppet, mark the areas you need to alter to make it like a shark. As show above, the toe part is going to be the shark’s mouth and the heel part is going to be the fin.
Turn the sock inside out and cut the stitch in the toe part of the socks for the shark’s mouth.
Place the sock on a piece of felt and trace the edge(Curved part) of the sock’s cut part for the shark’s mouth. Draw lines on either side of the curved part for approx two inches.
Cut using scissors on three sides and fold the felt and trace it again for the other side and cut it again. You will get a piece of pink felt like shown in the picture above.
Using the hot glue gun, make a line of glue at the edge of the sock on the inside of the sock on one side and glue the pink felt piece onto it, then fold the felt piece to look like a mouth and match it to the edge on the other side on repeat the same step to glue.
The shark’s mouth is now done.
Take the white felt and draw a zig-zag pattern using a marker. Make sure the zig-zag pattern doesn’t touch the edge of the felt.
I Ironed a piece of Interfacing on one side of the felt to make it thicker as my felt was very thin but this step is totally optional if you have a thick felt.
Cut along the zig-zag pattern to create shark’s teeth.
Glue the shark teeth as shown using hot glue.
Shape the heel part to look like a fin using thumb, index, and middle fingers. By holding it, turn the sock inside out, you will see a “Y” shape formed.
Open it and squeeze some hot glue in, hold it for some time, and turn it back to see the shark’s fin.
Wear the sock and find the right placement for the eyes.
Glue one of the googly eyes by wearing the sock, remove it and glue the second one for the perfect spacing.
Finished Shark Sock Puppet Craft
The shark puppet is now ready to play.
Make sure your own shark stories and enact them to your friends!
- A sock
- Craft felt in pink and white
- Two googly eyes
- (optional) Interfacing
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- A permanent marker
- Mark a line on the toe with a marker that will be cut for the mouth.
- Use scissors to cut the line you marked on the toe. This will be the shark’s mouth and then turn the sock inside out.
- Using the cut sock area as a template cut a inner mouth piece from pink craft felt.
- Glue the pink craft felt inside the opening for the mouth.
- On white craft felt cut a zig zag pattern that can be used for teeth in the sock puppet’s mouth.
- Glue shark teeth in place.
- Create a fin from the heel by glueing with hot glue.
- Turn the sock right side out and glue on the googly eyes.
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How did your shark sock puppet craft turn out? Did you host a puppet show?