How to Create a Lizard Puppet

Updated July 20, 2017

Because lizards are a very diverse group of reptiles, lizard puppets can come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. Children can harness their creativity while creating lizard sock puppets, with no two alike. Making lizard puppets can be used as a learning experience for kids while recycling old and lonely socks.

Cut felt into a circle that is the same size as the back of your hand. Cut the circle into two half circles.

Cut along the rounded edge of the half circle, making a spiky edge as though it is a crown. Be sure not to cut the flat base.

Fold a small lip -- about half an inch -- along the flat base of the half circle.

Cut a strip of felt 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long, splitting the tip in the shape of a lizard tongue.

Fold a small lip at the opposite end from the split tip.

Place your hand into the sock, matching the heel of the sock with the back of your wrist.

Attach the folded lip of the felt mane to the heel of the sock, using the fabric glue. Face the excess fabric of the lip towards the back so it is not visible.

Glue the googly eyes to the sock, in front of the felt mane.

Glue the folded lip of the "felt tongue" directly in the centre of the open mouth, formed by opening your fingers away from your thumb inside the sock, placing the excess fabric of the lip facing downwards.


Instead using of fabric glue, you can sew the felt to the sock. Be creative. Use pipe cleaners, buttons or glitter for extra decoration.

Things You'll Need

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Sock
  • Fabric glue
  • Googly eyes
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Troy Araiza Kokkinis is a professional writer whose work has appeared in Claremont College's "Student Life" newspaper and "Free Lunch Project" magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Pitzer College and is pursuing a Master of Arts at the University of California, San Diego in Latin American studies.