Lesson 5: Craft and Design 2: Sock puppets

Pupils transform an unwanted, old sock into a cat 'monster' using googly eyes, card, pens and fabric

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use different materials to make a three-dimensional artwork

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To improve their mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpturewith a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: A template for the features can be used by children who are not confident to create their own creature.


Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to be creative in their use of the materials. Those that can stitch/sew could add patterns to the body of the sock character with coloured thread

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comic characters and strips. Simon is a member of The…
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