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.