You Can Make Your Own Sock Dolls
- You can make some dolls out of socks. That's right! First visit, http://www.amonco.org
Scroll down until you see the info about the March, 2008 drawing. Click on the Sockdoll
and Sockdoll1 hyperlinks. There you will find concise instructions on how to make your
own sock doll.
MAKING THE BODY OF THE DOLL
MAKING THE FACE OF THE DOLL
TIPS FOR BUYING THE MATERIALS
MAKING THE CLOTHES
This doll can be created for various purposes. The doll makes an interesting sensorial
exercise, as children learn about combining colors and textures. Drawing, painting and
sewing skills are also refined.
Make a vest and introduce practical lilfe lacing and buttoning presentations. Math
applications include practice with fractions and estimating the cost of fabrics, socks,
- Seeing this reminded me of John Murphy's great book about making Sock
Creatures. I bought one for my daughter this year and we were both
hooked. There are no socks left.
Here is a page with his creations. You do not need to buy anything to
visit the site. They are inspiring and a great idea for creating in
Also, my school art site address has changed because of domain
- The sock dolls that you see at
http://www.amonco.org/sockdoll1.pdf and http://www.amonco.org/sockdoll.pdf were
made by my mother. She has suffered from severe colitis and osteoporosis since 1999
and spends most of her time in bed.
She has been in and out of hospice since 2005. For the last four months, to the surprise
of her physicians, she has been feeling somewhat better. She is still pretty much
bedridden, so when she is up and sitting at the table, I encouraged her to start making
sock dolls once again.
Last January, she suffered another stroke which left her with temporary aphasia. It's
remarkable that now, fourteen months later, she has recovered about 90% of her speech
and can sit and make these dolls.
I hope that many on this list enjoy the free information about the sock dolls.
Blessings to all,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "puttly4" <putnamfamilysouthboston@...>
> Seeing this reminded me of John Murphy's great book about making Sock
> Creatures. I bought one for my daughter this year and we were both
> hooked. There are no socks left.
> Here is a page with his creations. You do not need to buy anything to
> visit the site. They are inspiring and a great idea for creating in
> art classes.
> Also, my school art site address has changed because of domain