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If You Give a Moose a Muffin is one of the favorite books around our house, especially in the fall when the weather starts to cool down. I made a moose sock puppet for when I read the book to the boys. Pair this puppet with making some muffins with your kids, and you have some fun activities to do with your kids.
Today I’m going to show you how to make this fun little puppet!
- Sock – if you don’t have any handy at home, you can get some plain white ones here and use this method to dye them.
- Felt: For this project, we used light grey, dark brown, and red
- 2 black buttons for eyes (you can use black felt if you’d rather)
- Pattern pieces (see link to free download below)
- Needle and thread
- Hot Glue gun
Cut out your felt. I made the antlers grey, the face and ears dark brown, the outer eyes white, and the tongue red. If your sock is really long, trim any excess you don’t want.
Stitch each of your two antlers together. I used the blanket stitch for mine. You can find a handy tutorial here if you don’t know how to do a blanket stitch.
And if you’d rather not hassle with it, you can just hot glue your antlers together.
Glue the face on. You want the face a couple inches up from the end of your sock so you have room for the mouth to move. Add your eyes. (You can see I already have attached the antlers on here. Adding the face first helps you decide where to best put the antlers and ears.)
Sew the antlers on just above the face. You want them sewn on opposite sides of the sock. Attach the ears in front of them.
Glue on the tongue underneath, close to the tip of the sock.
And there you go – a fun moose puppet!