I Feel Thy Pain, O Googler
I, too, have oft-Googled making a barry sanders hand puppets out of socks and found losanjealous to be the #1 return. When I click the link, however, I find nothing relating to making a barry sanders hand puppets out of socks whatsoever.
Frustrating, no? Take heart. I thought I’d help you out.
1. Save a single clean sock. The sock should be large enough to fit over a person’s hand. Sheer nylon is not advisable for this project.
2. Gather craft supplies: construction paper, black Sharpie™, wiggly-jiggly eyes, felt (orange, black, blue, grey), yarn, pipe cleaners, craft glue, cotton balls, elastic piping, crap like that. A 5″ toy plastic football helmet approximating the Detroit Lions or Oklahoma State Cowboys will be the icing on the cake, provided you can round one up.
3. Place hand in sock.
4. Mark areas for mouth, eyes, nose, and ears with a Sharpie™.
5. Cut red mouth from felt and glue in marked mouth area with fabric glue.
6. Drink one red stripe beer.
7. Glue wiggly-jiggly eyes in place.
8. Cut bits of yarn for hair. Glue yarn to sock. This could get messy, but gets easier with practice. Try crafting the entire Lions’/Cowboys’ offensive line before moving on to Sanders. By the time you get to Sanders, you’ll be a pro at this step.
9. If you are making an OSU Barry Sanders puppet, use a stencil to cut the number 21, twice, from orange felt and fasten to the front and back of the sock with glue.
10. If you are making a Detroit Lions Barry Sanders puppet, use a stencil to cut the number 20, twice, from grey felt and fasten to the front and back of the sock with glue.
Next week: How to make a tiny-wee jersey that will fit over your sock in lieu of glueing felt numbers directly to the sock.