No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet (Free Pattern)

dragon-4We have fallen in love with this adorable Dragon Sock Puppet. He’s so jolly and just oozes personality.
(He’s quite the cheeky mischief maker in our house I can tell you!)

All you need to make him is a sock, felt and some glue. He’s a “no sew” dragon so he really is very quick and easy to create and we’ve provided a free printable pattern too.

Puppets are such good fun for everyone and help develop children’s imaginative story telling and improvisation, promote language and communication and offer a  safe way to explore a huge range of emotions and scenarios, and children don’t even realise they’re doing all that learning, fab, fab, fab!

No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet

Saying “Hello” to our Dragon Sock Puppet.

No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet

Exploring the Dragon Sock Puppet’s personality….
RRRRrroooaarr!!!!…..
Yikes, could he be a scary, grumpy Dragon?

No Sew ragon Sock Puppet

Oh my goodness, Dragon explains that it wasn’t a roar at all but a sneaky botty boop (fart).
What a cheeky Dragon!!!

How To Make A No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet

 

You Will Need:
  • A sock. (We used green but any colour will do.)
  • Felt
  • Strong fast drying glue like UHU (You can find it in our Amazon Store on the right.)
  • Scissors
  • My Little 3 and Me’s Free Printable Patterns page 1 and page 2
  • Some old scrap newspaper
Method
  1. Print out the two A4 pages of the Dragon Sock Puppet Pattern and cut out the individual shapes.
  2. Lay the pattern pieces on to your chosen felt colours and cut out. (You can pin them on first if you like but I didn’t find it necessary.)
  3. Glue the layers of tongue, eyes and nose together and allow to dry.
  4. Fold a sheet or two of the newspaper so that it fits inside the sock. This is so that when you glue your features in place you won’t spoil the appearance of the sock with seeped through glue and also to stop the sock from sticking to itself.
  5. Stick your features into place and allow to dry.

We love our Dragon Sock Puppet and the fact that he works so well without any sewing at all is definitely a bonus!

Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Ours is very cheeky! I wonder what sort of character a yellow or pink Dragon Sock Puppet would be?

We hope you have lots of fun with this idea.

Do leave us a comment, to let us know how you get on. x

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Comments

  1. Love this – easy to make with the templates to follow. Looks amazing with lots of play value !!

  2. This looks adorable. Plan to make two of these today – or three. I assume page 2 is printed landscape, is that correct?

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      Hi Diane, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know you like our cheeky dragon and huge thanks for pointing out the landscape PDF. My mistake! I’ve now turned it round so you can print both pages in portrait mode. Hope that helps. :-)

      • Thanks. Just one more question. Where did you orient the heel of the sock? Is that where the boy’s thumb is?

        • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

          Sorry Diane, I should have made it clear in the post, you’re absolutely right, your hand goes into the sock with your palm acting like the sole of your foot and then your thumb goes into the heel space to make the mouth. Hope that helps.

  3. Love it, so cute!

  4. I know a certain dragon loving boy who will adore making this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Hi, congrats on your BiB nomination. I’m off to the conference in June and a crafty blogger so checking out who is nominated and who I might get to meet at the event.

    what a lovely blog, create ideas and so beautifully designed. I’ve got you in my bloglovin so looking forward to reading more and hopefully bumping into you in June

  6. Hi! You are incredible!

  7. Love the no sew dragon- I’m sure he’s been good for some great imaginative play!

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