Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sock Bugs

Corbyn and mommy had a date. I picked my date up after work from the babysitter, we headed to Starbucks for juice and a snack, chatted about our day and asked if he would like to do a craft, of course his answer was yes! So we went to Hobby Lobby, discussed what would be fun to make (I had like 3 ideas that I shared and let him choose, it actually started as sock animals but then he said sock bugs as we walked by a bug display), we collected our supplies, and headed home.

Supplies: Socks, dry beans, food coloring, yarn, stuff to decorate (we used wiggly eyes and pom poms), and a hot glue gun.

This is a little boy who was very excited to start his craft!
Fill up the water for the dye.
Stir in the food coloring, its serious business =)
Put your socks into the food coloring. Let them soak for a little bit, then squeeze them out and throw them into the dryer. We ate dinner while the socks dried so Corbyn wasn't constantly going to check on them. Note: I wasn't sure what food coloring would do to my dryer so I put each sock into an old pillowcase and tied the pillowcase. I believe it worked I dried towels in the dryer afterwards and they weren't tinted.
Fill the socks with dry beans.
Tie off your sock into sections, I used yarn.
Decorate! Add some eyes, feet, antennas, etc. Corbyn sat on my lap and helped me with the hot glue gun and told me where the eyes and feet should go.
Our finished product, Mr. Antman and Mr. Piller.

And he's off to play with his new friends.


  1. What a good mommy! These are on my to-do list! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    I hope to see you soon!

  2. Super cute! I think my daughter would like to make these. Love the blog!

    I'd also like to invite you to link these to our first blog party. It's a party specifically for kids and teens crafts and such, so your project would be perfect!!


  3. cute and fun! Great idea to do together!

  4. I have to make these! Too cute!! I am visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great Friday and I see you around soon!

  5. Oh, how cute! (Just popping over from Whipperberry.)

    anne @ Domesblissity

  6. I am TOTALLY pinning this, my kids will have a blast making and playing with these! Definitely saving this idea for those cold winter months. Thanks for sharing, Jen @

  7. Great craft, Amy! Love the bugs y'all made and your little "bug" is pretty cute too!

  8. Love this, Amy! I am starting my class this year with a camp theme and, of course, lots of bugs!! This will definitely be one of the crafts! Thanks so much!

  9. These are so stinking cute!! I have some socks that are dying to be made into bugs!! So fun!!