My older sister recently got a job working at an Alaska boarding school where her job is to keep the kids entertained for the 8 hours between their lessons ending and their bedtime.  She asked for help finding crafts for the kids to do, and using some after-Christmas-clearance-sale socks my mom found, I came up with these simple, cute plushies.  The real appeal about these little critters is that there is no gluing, cutting or sewing needed! Just stuffing and some rubber bands to shape them.

I'll be showing you how to make a mouse in the pictures, but you can modify the design to make several different types of animals, I'll give some suggestions when you're done.

Step 1: What you will need:

-fuzzy ankle sock (any size will really work, though I used a size 9)


-small stretchy rubber bands – the kind they use for hair styling, you can get packs of them from beauty supply stores

-sharpie marker

-5 inch piece of ribbon (for the tail, if you're making a mouse like I do in the pictures)
<p>does this work with socks that are not fuzzy?</p>
<p>yes its just not as cuddly</p>
<p>i LOVE THIS !!!! Will be buying 20 more fuzzy socks to make more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
<p>it was so easy </p>
So cute!!!
These would be great for the kids at the boarding school that want something to cuddle at night! :D
<p>these are sooo cute thanks for the idea</p>
this is so cute! any idea how long they last until they fall apart or bands break etc? I wanna make loads!!!!
Wonderful. I love it. My daughter likes making them and then taking them apart and then making them again in a different way. My sister-in-law loves your idea too. Props!<br>
your daughters are very creative<br>
Thanks very much, I'm glad your daughter enjoys them! ^.^
These are SOOOO cute! I have plenty of fuzzy socks to do this with!

About This Instructable


31 favorites


Bio: I'm a crafty country girl with a slight Star Wars obsession :) I craft, cook, garden, sew, doodle, homestead, crochet, knit, weight lift (obstacle race ... More »
More by CreativeTiffany: How to Recolor Sprites in Gimp for Beginners Crocheted Flower Case for Kindle eReaders Cute Eraser Charm Jewelry
Add instructable to: