Craft a Fox in Socks-Style Sock Puppet
Make reading and the world of Dr. Seuss come alive for your child with a sock puppet inspired by the rhyme-talking fox from Fox in Socks! This craft is a great way to get involved in Read Across America Day, and helps get reluctant readers excited about books. Accompanied by reading of this classic book, this loveable socks-wearing fox is sure to help your kindergartner conquer her reading hurdles.
What You Need:
- Red sock
- Wiggle eyes
- Red felt
- Blue felt
- Fabric glue or needle and thread
What You Do:
- Slip the red sock on your or your child's hand so the sole of the sock is against the top of your hand. The sock is going to be the base of your puppet.
- Start by cutting out the fox's features. Cut two triangles for ears and four rectangles for legs out of the red felt. Cut out four socks out of the blue felt, making sure they're the right size for the fox's legs. Refer to the illustration in the book for help.
- Once you have all the features, glue them on the sock. Help your child glue the ears on the puppet's head (between the heel and toe of the sock). Have him glue one blue sock to each leg, then glue the legs on the puppet's body (on the shaft of the sock). Glue the wiggly eyes on the puppet's face.
- Let your puppet dry thoroughly, then use him to help narrate a reading of Fox in Socks!