Books Alive: Fox in Socks

So happy to have Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional visiting today. She brought along a super-darling craft that goes with a book I’m betting you know and love.

If you have kids (or even if not!) you’ve probably read a few Dr. Suess books. Or many of them… we have a whole stack! (I prefer the board books, honestly, they’re shorter haha! I’m not much of an “out loud” reader.) Anyways, the rhyming words of Fox In Socks has always made my girls giggle, so I knew my book for the Books Alive Summer Reading Series had to be this one.

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Also, foxes are so cute! Going along with the socks theme, I decided to make some fox sock puppets. (I felt very clever… heehee)

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Fox Sock Puppet tutorial on @PagingSupermom

Aren’t they sweet!? And so easy to make.

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

How to Make Sock Puppets that look like foxes - the kids would love this via @PagingSupermom

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED
:: A Sock
:: Felt Scraps (white, black, red and tan)
:: Hot Glue Gun
:: Buttons (white and black)
:: Small piece of cardboard
:: My FREE Fox Face Printable Template

How to Make Sock Puppets that look like foxes - the kids would love this via @PagingSupermom

HOW TO MAKE A SOCK PUPPET

1. Cut the toe off the sock

2. Cut all the felt pieces using the template (and the cardboard piece)

3. Hot glue the large red piece of felt around the cardboard

4. Bend in half like so

5. Insert it into the cut end of the sock, then wrap the sock around and glue into place.

6. Glue on the white cheeks and nose, then glue tan pieces onto the ears

7. Dab some glue on the ears, then pinch in half and let dry (TIP: the flat top of the ear should not match perfectly-let it roll back a little…this will help it lay flatter on top of the fox’s head)

8. glue ears and hair onto the head

9. Glue the black buttons on top of the white buttons, then glue into place on the head. (add a felt bow, miniaturized, for a girl fox!)

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Commence the puppeteering!

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Jessica is wife to a computer geek, mother to 3 amazing little strawberry blond girls and loves to sew for them! (and herself too) She loves to throw a good party and bake up a storm. She has recently starting designing PDF patterns and loves learning the design process! (and making printables!) You can most likely find her eating chocolate chips by the bag, cutting out something new to sew up (while watching some good TV of course), or giving a room in her house a facelift! Find her at Facebook \\ Instagram \\ Pinterest.