Looking for some ideas for DIY sock toys to make use of your old socks? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got quite a roundup for you today!
There are a few mysteries of this world that still have no answers. Who came first, the chicken or the egg? Are aliens watching us? Where do missing socks go in the wash?
Well, I guess some things will continue to remain mysteries for a while, and we just have to live with that! However, there is a workaround for the last problem – if you can’t find a sock’s mate, turn that sock into something useful – like DIY sock toys for kids!
If you look at all the amazing things you can make with socks, you’ll stop worrying about lost socks – now you have more leftover socks to craft with! With National Sock Day coming up on 4th December, it’s the perfect time to gather all your orphaned socks and turn them into some adorable little DIY sock toys for your kids!
15 Cute and Easy DIY Sock Toys for Kids
Since it’s winter and the holiday season, it’s only right to make this adorable sock snowman from Easy Peasy and Fun! White socks are common in most households, and this is a good way to put them to use!
You may have come across many DIY sock toys dressed up in little dresses or hats, but have you ever seen a sock doll in a saree? Well, thanks to this fun project, now you have!
One Little Project has a sock toy that is absolutely easy to make – even little kids can try it out! It involves simply stuffing a sock and tying it at intervals, and you have the base for your sock worm/caterpillar ready!
Many people use lone socks for cleaning – you can wear them on your hand and wipe off dust bunnies. Else, you could simply follow the tutorial over at Feeling Nifty, and make some cute sock bunnies instead!
Not all DIY sock toys require sewing, and this cute little penguin from Miss Daisy is one such project. We love the idea of being able to customize the penguin’s hat and scarf, so you can make a full family of little penguins!
One interesting thing about a sock is the way it’s shaped – it’s perfect to use as a hand puppet! All you need to do is to add some eyes or other facial features, and you can make any creature you like – we’ve gone with a horse for this project!
Yes, we’ve got more bunnies on our list of DIY Sock toys for kids, because you can’t have too many bunnies! We are Scout has a bunny craft that’s beautiful and would make a great addition to a baby’s nursery – just use pastel colors to match the mood.
Having soft toys or plushies gives kids a sense of comfort and security, which extends into adulthood. Even we grownups have a certain attachment to our ratty old stuffed animals – don’t deny it! Fab Art DIY helps us create a little pet softie that would offer some great company to a friend – kid or adult.
Should Olaf be celebrated in the winter? He is a snowman after all. But the guy himself loves summer, making it all very confusing! Well, we believe you don’t have to wait for any season to enjoy Olaf, so you can go right ahead and make this cute sock craft from One Creative Mommy!
We love this project from Grosgrain, because it helps you use up all the mismatched socks in your stash! If you can’t find the right colored sock for the other DIY sock toys here, you can go ahead and make this multicolored, multi-patterned snake!
11. Easy Sock Pig
How cute is this little piggy from Craft Passion? We think this would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day, and you can easily attach a little gift, note, or flower between the pig’s arms – so sweet!
Not sure how many kids these days ask for ponies on their birthdays, but if your child is one of them, go ahead and make this custom, super cute sock pony from Happiest Camper! You can also add a horn to turn it into a unicorn!
At first glance, this sock elephant from Sweet Tea and Saving Grace may look like a complicated project, but the reality is that it’s super easy to make, and does not require any sewing whatsoever!
14. Sock Shark
A shark may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of DIY sock toys for kids, but you have to admit that this shark from Craft Passion looks whacky and like he would be a completely chill dude to be around!
15. DIY Sock Dolls
What we love about these sock dolls from Madly Odd is that they are easily customizable – you can make them male or female, add hair of any color, and also create clothes for them to change into!
These DIY sock toys for kids would make great stocking stuffers – the only time it isn’t weird to put a sock into a stocking! Kids will find many ways to play with these, and they’ll also enjoy having multiple of the same thing, so they can share with their friends.
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