By request, my preschooler and I made sock puppets for an upcoming road trip. I was pumped to make them since it was his own idea and something cool we could do together while the baby napped. Here's our necessary items:
1. collection of misfit socks
I used to knit, so spare yarn balls are abundant in the house. Mostly, the kids like to play in this box. I call this photo "Yarn Mess".
2. yarn mess
3. button collection
Pretty much as soon as we started, I realized his idea of making sock puppets included him getting to press all the fancy buttons on my machine. My idea was simply for him to try manuevering a yarn needle. Add a 4-yr. old attention span, and here's what you get....
Mom doing the sewing while he asks "are they done yet?" and slides down the pole in our basement like a fireman.
He loves them now that they're finished (note: he only had patience for 2 of the 4 socks from our misfit collection) and soon I came to understand that "playing sock puppets" means wearing the sock puppet on your hand and wrestling each other to the floor. Boys!Pin It