How to Make Easter Hand Puppets

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Overview

Celebrating Easter in a creative way helps to involve children and adults of all ages in the festivities. Using handy items you have in your house and a few simple purchases from your local crafts store, you can easily make a wide variety of hand puppets. Learn how to make a bunny, the most obvious symbol of Easter, and use the ideas to expand your collection if desired.

Step 1

Find a single white sock. Wash and dry it. Lay down newspaper on a clean, flat workspace and collect your supplies. Heat up the glue gun. Lay your sock flat and horizontally.

Step 2

From your white felt, cut two ears with flat bottoms for affixing to your puppet. Cut two ears from pink felt and trim so that they are noticeably smaller in size that the white ears; these will be the rabbit ear lining and give your puppet a 3D effect. Glue the pink shape on top of the white shape, so that the bottom edges are lined up and the pink ear shape is centered inside the white ear shape. Glue the ears about two inches back from the toe of the sock.

Step 3

Glue the plastic eyes to your sock, about half an inch back from the toe. Glue your pom-pom to the center of the sock tip to make a nose. Cut yarn into six two-inch pieces for whiskers and glue three pieces to each side of the pom-pom nose. Make a tail by attaching a white cotton ball behind the ears with your hot glue gun. Insert your hand into the open end of the sock and you have your puppet.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean, white sock
  • Black or pink pom-pom
  • White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Plastic eyes, 2
  • Brown or black yarn
  • Cotton ball

References

  • Sock Puppet Bunny Template
Keywords: easter, sock, hand, puppet, bunny

About this Author

Nicole Barclay has been writing and editing since 2004. She lives in Chicago, where she is a global marketing and public relations executive. Barclay holds a Bachelor of Science in history from Northeastern University. She has also undertaken master's work in public policy and nonprofit administration at American University in Cairo.

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