DIY Sock-topus

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and other family resources that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!


DIY Sock-topus


For this DIY, we’re making a Sock-topus!  This art-based DIY allows your kids to express themselves as they design and create a unique sock-topus and discover ways to recycle household items.  Once their one-of-a-kind sock-topus is complete they can embark on hours of imaginative play in deep sea adventures, developing story-making skills and supporting language development.

What You’ll Need:

  • One Sock (crew length)

  • Poly-fill or cotton filling

  • Zip Tie (one per sock-topus)

  • Glue

  • Marker

  • Scissors

  • Optional: Googly Eyes, Ribbons, and Other Materials to Decorate our Sock-topus


Building Tips and Tricks:

Fun is the name of the game, and your sock-topus is YOURS to create. Is your sock-topus happy or grumpy, silly or serious? Does it dance or sing? Perhaps it is old and wise, having lived a life of many deep-sea adventures. There is no wrong answer; let your creativity and imagination rule!

Ready to share what you build with your Sock-topus? Be sure to tag @TheDoSeum and use #DoSeumAtHome we love seeing all that you create!


Download Sock-topus Instructions 

Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines:

I.A.4     I.B.2.a     I.B.2.b     I.B.3.b     I.C.1     II.A.1     II.A.2     II.D.1     II.D.5     V.A.1    V.A.1      V.A.5       V.A.8    

V.C.1    V.C.2      V.D.2       VI.A.1     VI.B.1   VI.B.3    VIII.A.I    VIII.A.2    VIII.C.1 

Special Thanks To Our Partner For Their Support of our DO It At Home Platform