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Make an Octopus Stuftie from a Sock!

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.

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with 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.

Materials

  • 1 sock (use a boot sock for longer legs)
  • twine, jute, ribbon, or string
  • 2 googly eyes
  • fiberfill or cotton balls for stuffing
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Directions

Step 1 – Lay out the sock and starting at the opening, cut 3/4 of the way up toward the toe

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

Step 2 – Stuff the toe of the sock and tie it off using twine, jute, ribbon, or string

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

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.

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

Enjoy your new friends! Sweet T loves hers and is already thinking of names for them.

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

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