We are sure that you like us, would have gone through the frustration of finding that only a single sock (we have always wondered where all the single socks go to) has survived from the recent laundry that you did. Most of us tend to tuck that single sock away in the hope that its twin will make an appearance but in most cases it never does. Then one fine day, when you are cleaning out your closet, you will find all those forlorn single socks lying there sadly looking at you in an accusatory manner. At that moment, all you can do is throw these solo socks out. But do not lose hope – what if we were to tell you that you can have some fun with all those single socks? And no, we are not talking about knitting and the art of making garments but about something easier and probably crazier than that.
If you are thinking about the art of making stuffed toys, then you are on the right track. The thing about using up socks to make interesting stuff is that you know that the supply of single socks is always going to be there. So do make it a point to include such fun sock art into the craft ideas that kids can use to make homemade gifts. We have always felt that kids today do not do enough of the simpler things of life and introducing them to sock art could be a simple way to get them there.
If you are wondering what kind of art can be possible with single socks, then think again. Because with a supply of threads and other art supplies, some needles, glue and a sharp pair of scissors, you can do so many things that you will find it tough to stop doing sock arts. First of all, you have to consider the kind of stuffed animals that you can make using the sock. While we know that considering stuffed animals is a bit of a cliché, the possibilities for and the range of stuffed animals based on the sock are absolutely different from the conventional stuffed toys available out there.
For instance, socks would allow you to create a stuffed snake or a caterpillar which is not something that is conventional. You could even try something as outlandish and as mythological like a dragon or an eel. The fact is that the range of possibilities of stuffed animals based on the sock are huge. It can include everything from a simple worm to a complicated bird like an owl. But you don’t have to restrict yourself to just stuffed animals but use your old socks to make other forms of art like the kind that you hang on the walls. The world of stuffed toys using old socks is just one way to kindle your imagination and to get more ideas, you can look at the images we have given here for sock art.
Another important type of art that you have to encourage your kids to try with socks is that of making hand puppets. This way they can tear themselves away from their electronic devices to put up a show with different puppets. This can be a good way to make them interested in drama and plays. They can not only indulge in nice role play but also use their imagination to improvise on the existing script. Now that we have given you some idea about what can be done with the often cursed and ignored single sock, we want you to share your ideas with us.