I’m working on making an updated version with a card that you can record your own sound into. It would be fun to place the record button in the puppet’s ear and maybe have some light up eyes too.
Here's a video of it in action: Talking Sock Puppet
Step 1: Materials
- A card with musical/sound chip
- Hot Glue
- Needle and Thread
- Buttons (optional)
Step 2: Get the 'guts'
Cut along the card fold around the board and mechanism to make a mouth shape. Detach the speaker from the card back (it should just be glued on).
Click here for a quick video of how the switch works.
Step 3: Cut the felt
Cut a slit up in one of the felt pieces and slide the speaker wires through, then sew or hot glue the felt onto the card. Use some hot glue to keep the speaker in place on the felt.
Be careful not to block the hinge mechanism on the card when you attach the felt.
Optional: cut & sew another piece of felt to cover the speaker and add extra padding to the mouth. Save for later.
Step 4: Make the puppet body
Step 5: Sew in the mouth
Add the extra piece of felt you cut earlier if you want to hide the speaker and give it a nice clean look.