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Old Socks Craft – Kids Toys



By Holly Campbell


If you've kids, you probably have to deal with old socks or single socks your kids won't be using anymore. Don't toss your old – runs and holes – socks into the bin. Give them a new life by recycling! Sure, you can use them as cleaning rags but if your kids enjoy crafts and love stuffed animal toys, here's an easy craft that you and your kids can make together in 20 minutes or less!


The main materials you'll need are old socks and cotton wool*, and the rest is really up to you and your kids' imagination. For beginners, let's start with the easiest stuffed animal toy to make – the cat. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be able to make other animal such as dogs, bunnies, lions, penguins and the list goes on. I'm very sure these cuties make great bedtime companions!


How to Make Children Stuffed Animals Toys with Old Socks


1. Turn one sock inside out, and cut out the toe end. Next, simply sew up the hole you've created. Using ⅓ of the cotton wool, stuff it to the end of your sock.


Squeeze the stuffed the stuffed portion of cotton wool in the sock until it forms a ball shape for the head of the toy.


2. Now, use the remaining cotton wool and stuff it into the sock, squeezing the joining section (neck) tightly to form the body.


3. Then, sew the bottom end of the body to a knot to seal the toy. Cut off the remaining sock after the sewn knot


4. Insert the toy into another sock (different color, if possible) until the sock covers the neck of the toy. Sew the bottom and cut off the excess sock like what you did in step 3.


5. Decorate with stitches, buttons, beads, sequins, ribbons, googly eyes, fabric scraps or any other material you can think of. Make sure the embellishments are securely fastened before giving it to your children.


* You can also stuff the toy with old socks or any old fabric you want to get rid of.



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