kid craft sock snakes

Yesterday I took my 10 year old daughter on AZ Midday, channel 12 news with me. She was so excited to head up her own live craft segment!!  It was pretty funny to listen to her chat with the host saying “I didn’t decide” and “I don’t know”.  *Hand hit head* Ryleigh!-we practiced these things, lol!  Guess that’s why kids aren’t often on live television, hah!
We made these easy kid craft sock snakes a couple of years ago (June of 2011 to be exact!) when she and her best pal, Emily, were bored one day during the summer.  My 6 year old son was excited that the older girls were letting him play with them, he got to make his own boy version of a snake.  We went to the dollar store and picked up 2 pair of socks for $1/each…major score!  That’s 4 snakes for $2!  This cutie is what we updated for the show:
Fun and simple kids craft, sock snakes! Easy to make!
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My now 4 year old daughter loved making her snake “Lou Lou” out of her LaLaLoopsy socks!  Isn’t the bow so stinkin cute??  It was adorable watching my 10 year old show her how to make the snake and help her with the glue gun, I got to sit back and take pics of them creating.  Loved it.
Supplies: sock, buttons/googley eyes, ribbon/felt scrap tongue, scissors, hot glue gun, rice/filler, rubber band (optional)
There are two ways to make the snakes, one way by tying a rubber band around the open end of the sock and making the face out of the other.  This snake requires hot glue and the face in the same end, but either way works!  The glue is a little more secure since rubber bands can break and you surely don’t want rice flying all over!
Supplies to make "Sock Snakes"
Directions: Fill your sock with rice, lots of rice.  Beans or stuffing will work too!
How to make sock snakes!
Snip a little tongue from felt, ribbon or fabric.
Easy kid craft, sock snakes!
Hot glue it in the center of the sock opening then hot glue the whole “mouth” shut.
Easy sock snake tutorial!
Glue on eyes or buttons.
Hot glue is all you need to make sock snakes!
Really easy kid craft, sock snakes!
DIY tutorial: easy kid craft, sock snakes!
Go grab some cute socks from the dollar store or use up all those lost socks and give them new life.  Your kiddos will love this fun and easy craft since they can do the bulk of it themselves (:
Fun easy sock snakes!
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  1. 1

    Kelly @ Run With Glitter

    What a gun Idea!!!! thank you for sharing!

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    How adorable. I love it!

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    This would be fun for me & my daughter.

    TFS! Lizzy

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    Kristi Jansen

    Hee hee- these are super cute! Bet the kiddo's are loving them! xo

    :)Auntie Kristi

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    I {love} to craft!

    Love this! Easy peasy for the children to create… great summmer blockbuster for sure :-)

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    Tasha @ Creation Corner

    Those are too fun!! I really need to make some with my boys

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    Erin Bradley

    That is such a great idea! :)

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    Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy

    I love this! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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    Crafty Gals

    This looks easy enough for me to tackle, yahoo!! =)

    Jenn @ Crafty Gals

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    Hi, friend! Happy 4th of July! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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    So cute!! I love the bow!! Isn’t always the way that our kids don’t talk when we want them to? So funny! Glad you got to have a wonderful memory with your daughter! Can I get her autograph now? :)

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    So cute!!! i linked to your tute over at Craft Gossip:



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  2. […] Over at Lolly Jane, Kelli shows how to make this cute sock snake, no sewing required.  It’s a fun craft you can make with your kids.  She uses hot glue to create the face, and school glue to add the eyes and tongue, but you could probably use some hand stitching in place of the glue if you wanted to make this a quick sewing project. (If you replace the googly eyes with buttons, you could stitch those down as well.)  Go to Lolly Jane for the tute. […]

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