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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Make Your Own Sock Puppet (As Seen on WDW News Tonight!) – A Step by Step Guide

Create your own “Great Moments in History” with a WDW News Tonight sock puppet! Use the tutorial below to create a simple sock puppet or even your own Tom Corless puppet.

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Supplies:

  • Socks
  • Sharpies or Fabric Markers
  • Optional: Googly Eyes and Yarn

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Step 1: Place Sock

Pull your sock onto your hand. Put your thumb in the heel and your fingers into the toes. Scrunch the extra fabric into your palm. Optional: cut off the extra fabric and sew the two pieces back together.

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Step 2: Draw Face

With your hand in the sock creating the mouth, draw on lips, eyes, eyebrows, and a nose.

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Optional Step:  Googly Eyes and Hair

Glue googly eyes on. Cut strips of yarn and glue onto the sock to create hair.

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And now you have your very own sock puppet! You can draw on bowties or necklaces. Or create extra accessories like a cast member nametag.

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Tom Corless Puppet

  • Socks
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cardboard
  • Printed Photo of a Face
  • Glue Stick
  • Modpodge
  • Optional: Build-a-Bear shirt

Step 1: Create Mouth

Cut off the toes of your sock. Cut a small rectangle of cardboard and fold it in half to create a mouth. Put the piece of cardboard into the hole in the sock and hot glue the end of the sock on the inside of the mouth.

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Step 2: Create Face

Print out a photo of Tom Corless’s face (or whoever you want to make a puppet of). The face should be about 4.5″ long. Cut out the face and cut along the lips to make the bottom jaw into a separate piece. Use the glue stick to glue the pieces onto cardboard and then cut them out. Cover the face with Modpodge and let it dry.

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Step 3: Build Head

Glue the face onto the top and bottom of the mouth. Make sure the mouth lines up correctly. Next, cut a small triangle out of cardboard. Glue one side on the back of the head and glue the other side onto the sock. This stabilizes the face.

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Optional Step: Dress Puppet

Use a Build-a-Bear shirt to dress up your puppet. Use a safety pin to pin the back of your shirt onto the puppet.

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And now you have a fancy face puppet!

Video Tutorial

In need of additional visual guides? You can watch the full tutorial video below and follow step by step on YouTube:

If you want to do more crafting, you can check out the tutorial for DIY Mouse Ears or Scrapbook pages.