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Caterpillar Sock Puppets

Put on your own show with a few caterpillar sock puppets!

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Participant Age: Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • Scraps of colored felt
  • Tacky glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft pom-poms
  • Scissors
  • Long sock
Make the Caterpillar's Mouth
  • Cut out an oval mouth from a piece of colored felt (about the size of the sock foot). Glue the oval onto the toe end of the sock. Let it dry completely.
  • Slip the sock onto your hand. Bend the oval in half to make a "talking" mouth.
Make the Caterpillar's Eyes

Use felt scraps to cut out circles for the eyes. Glue them on the top of the foot of the puppet.

Make the Caterpillar's Legs

For each leg, glue two pom-poms of different colors together, and let dry. Then glue the legs onto the sock, as seen, and let them dry completely.

Add Other Features

Here are some optional add-ons you can make for your caterpillar:

  • Spots: Cut 4 pipe cleaners into about 20 short pieces. Roll each piece into a tight coil. Glue these on and let dry.
  • Stripes: Cut out thin strips of colored felt and glue them in place.
  • Antennae: You can use a single pipe cleaner or twist together two different colored pipe cleaners together, as shown. Bend the antennae into a V-shape and then flatten the "V" in the middle. Then glue them onto the puppet's head.

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