Roooaaarrr! Here comes Sock-A-Saurus-Rex! This dinosaur sock puppet was a huge hit with our daughter. It was a great dinosaur craft to make and a fantastic toy to play with when we were done! Our dinosaur sock puppet, in addition to being silly and fun, was a great way to teach simple lessons about dinosaurs to our daughter. This sock puppet is a simple preschool craft that your children are sure to love!
What you'll need:
How to make your dinosaur sock puppet craft:
- Sock: clean and fun colors preferred
- 2 googly eyes
- Red and black felt
- Felt that matches your sock (whatever color you'd like!)
- Drinking glass
- Put the sock on your hand or your child's hand. Wiggle the sock around a bit so that your thumb is able to make a good mouth for your puppet.
- Cut a triangular piece of red felt for the inside of the mouth and glue it in place.
- Glue on two googly eyes on the sock so they sit on top of your hand.
- Cut two small circles out of black felt and glue towards the front of your fingers to make a dino nose.
- Cut triangles out of felt to make the spikes on the back of your puppet. You will need two triangles for one spike.
- Glue the tops of the two triangles together, leaving the bottom part open. This will allow you to glue the spike onto the sock and still have it stand up.
- Run a generous amount of glue where you'd like the spike to go, spread the bottom of your spike open a little bit and press it into place. Repeat for as many spikes as you'd like (we were able to fit 3 on an adult sized sock).
- Cut a little bit off the open end of your sock to make arms for your puppet. Shape the extra bit of sock into a t-rex like arm and glue one arm on each side.
- Slip the sock puppet over a drinking glass to allow the glue to dry.
detail of spikes