Monday, 25 July 2011

Sock Monsters

Before the summer holidays started I sat down with my daughter and asked her to make a list of things she wanted to do while she was off school, I did the same and later I asked the same from my husband and son. It was going well during the first two weeks but then my son got sick,  nothing serious but enough to stop outings, playdates, cinema and such things.

What was left was craft - I make sure my list had enough of them. This week the only thing we made was sock "monsters", using unpaired socks and the ones the children had grown out of.

I looked at some tutorials like this one for a cute owl and armed with enough knowledge made one of my own. It was meant first to be a owl too, but when I stuffed it looked more like a cat so I quickly changed plans.

Then it was time to get the children to make their own. My 9 year old daughter made with my supervision while I helped my son to make his, he choose the eyes and nose and I helped him glue them. I was using a glue gun so I didn't want any accidents.

It had a simple design, a bit like the one shown above, I took a photo of both of their work but accidentally deleted it. Later, when they saw my second attempt, they asked me to put arms, legs and tail on theirs. This is my son's.

The original pair of socks was one I bought in winter and they were nice and fluffy, perfect for this project.

This is the second one I made, using the remaining of the pair.


Anonymous said...

Love it Elisa!! I'm defo going to try this ;o))

AnilĂș Magloire said...

They are super, super cute :-)

Maria Jordan-Lloyd said...

Love these socks! You are so creative!