Today we will show you how to make dolls out of socks. This craft will probably take less than 10 minutes for you…it is that easy. These are no-sew dolls…that is right…no sewing necessary at all. If you like sock monkeys, but you were too lazy to make them, then this arts and crafts project is for you. Have fun.
How to Make Easy No-Sew Sock Dolls Crafts Idea for Kids
Crafts Materials Needed
- Stretchy Socks – I used Knee High Girls Socks
- Small Rubber Bands or Yarn
- Buttons or Sharpie Marker or Fabric Markers or Needle and Thread
Take out your sock.
Put stuffing in your sock…all the way down to the tip of the sock.
Now on side ‘A’, form a ball by making sure that some of the stuffing is at that corner and then just pushing down with your thumbs to form a ball.
If this doll is being made for a young child (under 3 or 4 of age) you should use yarn instead of a rubber band, just in case it comes off….it could be a choking hazard. If you use a rubber band just put the rubber band around the ball until it is tight. If you are using yarn, wrap it around that ball-shape and tie knots and wrap it around more and tie more knots…then cut it off.
Do the same thing for the other foot, side B.
Now put stuffing above the feet for the baby doll’s belly.
Now make 2 arms the same way that you made the feet.
Tie the yarn or rubber band next for the neck.
Add stuffing to the sock for the doll’s head and then again, tie off with rubber band or yarn.
Now there is extra sock above the head….fold it down over the head to form a hat for the doll.
This is what is should look like…another pic is below.
This is what the doll looks like so far.
Now we have to choose a way to put the eyes on…thinking about the safety of the child we are making it for. If this is for a child that doesn’t put little items in his mouth anymore…then I would say use buttons – they look super cute. You can either sew the eyes on or you can use either strong fabric glue or hot glue ( in that case, please ask a parent for help so you don’t get hurt.)
Otherwise, you can sew dolls eyes, use fabric paint or sharpie, permanent markers. If you have any other ideas for eyes, please let me know.
This is what your doll will look like. He is super cute. And my 4 year old loves this baby doll. She was playing with him for quite a long time and talking to him and feeding him, etc. So I think this craft was a hit.
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