Sock Monsters

Sock Monsters

kids

Grade K-5

Materials: stretchy sock, polyfil stuffing, needles, thread, sharpies or fabric markers, buttons, and felt.

Objective: Create a soft sculpture, increase fine motor skills, practice basic sewing skills.

1.Turn sock inside out.

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2.To create the monster’s horns, draw a v-shape with a sharpie in the toe section.

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3. Sew a basic running stitch along the v-shaped line.

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4. Cut away the excess fabric.

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5. Turn sock right-side-out and stuff with polyfil.

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6. Sew the bottom shut using a basic running stitch. Cut off the excess fabric on the bottom.

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7. Sew on buttons and felt shapes (or glue them on with fabric glue) to make the monster’s eye(s), mouth, and other features. This is where students can really get creative.

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