A recycled craft to make a cuddle toy.
Start with a trip to your unmatched sock basket to find a few socks. The longer the “cuff “, the longer the soctopus tentacles will be.
- Sewing needle
- Wiggle eyes, optional
Select sock — Find a single sock that you don’t mind repurposing. Knee-highs
make longer tentacles.
Add polyfill — Where your foot normally would be, add polyfill. Light stuffing
will make it softer, but it will get flattened more easily.
Sew closed — With a running stitch, sew the sock closed so the polyfill doesn’t come out. Tie securely.
Cut tentacles — Fold the “cuff ” down and cut in half. Then continue halving and cutting until you have eight tentacles.
We’re using wiggle eyes to speed up the craft. You can instead sew on felt or stitch yarn to make soft eyes.
For one-color socks, use fabric paint to stamp designs on your soctopus.