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How to Make No-Sew Sock Worms – Video Tutorial

One of my very favourite things about crafting with my kids is that it’s so often an opportunity to do a little bit of upcycling as well as a chance to get creative and spend time with them. Repurposing and reusing things that might otherwise be thrown away or that are just taking up space unused around my house is one of my very favourite things to do because it makes me feel very satisfied in how I’m using things! That’s why, when my youngest grew out of some socks and had to go up a size, I started trying to think of cute ways to turn those old socks, which were still in good condition, into fun crafts. That’s how we found ourselves making these bendy little sock caterpillars together!

Diy no sew sock worm for kids

I’ve always loved seeing other crafty moms’ ideas and watching tutorials about how they created certain crafts with their kids, so I’m always tempted to document and share what we make as well. I like the idea of sharing those things so everyone can try them out, which is why I created a small tutorial for these caterpillars. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

Diy no sew sock worm simple project

Diy no sew sock worm for kids

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Socks
  • Polyester Stuffing
  • Crafting wire
  • Green pipe cleaner 
  • Small hair elastics
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes

Diy no sew sock worm for kids

Diy no sew sock worm green

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy no sew sock worm project

Step 2:

Cut your sheet of stuffing down the middle from one short edge to the other so you have two thinner rectangles. Fold one end of the first one over an inch and rest the end of your crafting wire (mine was pre-cut to a length of five inches but you can cut a piece that long here if you need to)into the folded part, a little lower down than the crease. You want to cut a length that is shorter than your stuffing piece’s length, which should be a touch shorter than the full length of your sock. Now, wrap your second rectangle from the stuffing sheet around this first one so the piece of wire is fully covered and nestled between the two.

Diy no sew sock worm step 1