How to turn mini socks into fun fish!

Make an entire aquarium with this super simple sock craft

How to turn mini socks into fun fish!
by Natalie Keeler

You'll be looking forward to your child growing out of their socks with this fun craft. Any little sock will work, because any colour or pattern goes. It's so simple, you can create a pair or a whole school of fish.

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You will need:

  • Socks
  • Elastic bands
  • Cotton balls
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Sharp scissors (for grownups to use)
  • A felt tip

How to make sock fish

Step 1

First, your child fills a sock with cotton balls. Then, they secure the end with an elastic band.

Step 2

Now, they can squish the sock down and shape the it into a fish-like shape.

Step 3

Snip the end off the sock to give the fish a tail (you’ll need to use sharp scissors).

Step 4

Now, your child can finish their fish by drawing a mouth and adding googly eyes.

Step 5

Repeat. The more fish the merrier! The kids may want to make an entire school of fish. Although make sure they have some socks left for, you know, actual school.

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Learning guide

Little ones will love the sensory elements of this make, like squishing the cotton balls into the socks to make a fish shape. Gluing on the eyes and drawing on the mouth is a fun way for them to work on their fine motor skills too. Once they’ve finished crafting, they could even make up a play or story about their new fishy friend – where does it live? What does it eat?