These little octopus puppets are made from boot socks. No sewing is involved and they make for a fun little craft to do with the kids.
There’s no need to be a sewing enthusiast to enjoy this simple craft. You can make your own octopus puppets from old boot socks! Here’s how.
- 1 sock (use a boot sock for longer legs)
- twine, jute, ribbon, or string
- 2 googly eyes
- fiberfill or cotton balls for stuffing
- craft glue
Step 1 – Lay out the sock and starting at the opening, cut ¾ of the way up toward the toe
Step 2 – Stuff the toe of the sock and tie it off using twine, jute, ribbon, or string
Step 3 – Cut the bottom of the sock into 8 strips to make legs (pull each leg tight and release it to curl the edges if you like)
Step 4 – Glue on two eyes. In hindsight, I realize I should have put the eyes more on the sides of the heads. Haha.
Enjoy your new friends! Sweet T loves hers and is already thinking of names for them.