Here are the steps to create the Signature Owl sock craft!
Here are the supplies you'll need:
plain white sock (can be short or long, just not textured)
yellow and orange felt
If possible, ask parents to donate one sock and a bag of cotton balls for the project. (one bag should create 5 owl crafts.)
Break apart the cotton balls so your owl will not be lumpy. Just pinch and pull apart. It should create one big mass.
Begin stuffing the sock. Push down the cotton to the very bottom and try to fill as much as you can to create a round shape.
Stuff until the cotton until the entire foot portion of the sock is filled. If you have a long sock, stop at the ankle.
Pull at the top of the sock to create loose material. Pull up the top of the sock and pull forward. After creating the fold, hold the material in place with your thumb.
Using a hot glue gun, place a dap of glue right underneath the spot where your thumb held. After gluing, hold it down to dry. If your students are making this in the classroom, they will need your assistance only for step 6 and step 9.
If you have a long sock, cut off the end.
Fold and glue the bottom together. It doesn't have to be a perfect line, you will be gluing feet on the bottom of the owl.
Cut an orange triangle from the felt and place googly eyes on the owl. Students can use their own glue for this part.
Cut a small black square and glue on top of head. Make sure an angle of the square is placed in center of the owl's forehead.
Glue a large square on top of the smaller square. This will create the graduation cap.
Cut out a yellow tassel from the yellow felt.
Glue down the tassel onto the center of the cap, using a button to hold it in place. If you have rhinestones, students can even bedazzle their graduation caps! ;D
Cut out the feet using the orange felt and glue to the bottom of the owl.
The owl is now ready for signatures! :D
I know your students will have a blast creating and signing!
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