How to Make Captain Underpants Sock Puppets Tutorial

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Captain Underpants sock puppets?! What could possibly be better than these??? Below I’ll walk you through step by step exactly how I made these awesome DIY sock puppets!

George & Harold sock puppets captain underpants

My kids absolutely love Captain Underpants so turning their favorite book characters into sock puppets was a no brainer! Plus it was incredibly simple and requires no sewing at all!

The Most Epic Box in the History of Underpants:

Captain Underpants craft set

This ridiculously epic little box arrived in my mail the other day – I couldn’t resist the opportunity to play with some Captain Underpants sock puppets! Errrrr – I mean let my kids play!

Although DreamWorks Animation TV sent me this little craft box to make our sock puppets (and book + bag) you can easily pick up your socks and supplies at any retail store! (We didn’t receive any other incentives for this post – we just love Captain Underpants!)

Captain Underpants Netflix Trailer:

My kids are SO excited about this new Netflix series!!! Check out how EPIC our Captain Underpants, Harold & George sock puppets turned out below! I’m in LOVE! 
Captain Underpants sock puppets

Materials for Captain Underpants’ Character Sock Puppets:Captain Underpants sock puppet materials

Harold Hutchins-

1 tan sock
1 green and navy blue striped leg warmer
60″ yellow blanket yarn
2 black buttons
red felt tongue
black felt half circle (roof of mouth)

George Beard-

1 brown sock
1 white leg warmer
60″ black blanket yarn
2 black buttons
red felt tongue
black felt half circle (roof of mouth)

Captain Underpants-

1 white sock
2 black buttons
red felt tongue
black felt half circle (roof of mouth)
red felt cape

Directions for Captain Underpants’ Character Sock Puppets:

  1. Lay the sock down flat on a flat surface with the heel side down.
Captain Underpants sock puppets

2. Cut out felt shapes for the roof of a mouth (black) and for the tongue (red). Hot glue into place as shown above. Make sure not to press the hot glue through to the other side of the sock.

3. Fold the top of sock over and hot glue button eyes in place.

4. For Harold and George, trim a few inches of yarn and then fold yarn back and fold in a zigzag pattern and tie together with your short strip of yarn. Hot glue onto the top of sock above the buttons.

5. Harold only – cut a red felt tie and hot glue onto a white leg warmer.
Captain Underpants only – cut a red felt cape and hot glue into place.

Harold & George Sock Puppets

6. Slip the leg warmers over the top of the bottom half of your sock puppet (Harold & George only).

boys play sock puppet theater

NOW it’s time to play! Tra-la-laaaaa!

Captain Underpants sock puppets

MORE about the NEW DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix:

Captain Underpants
Image credit: DreamWorks Animation

Get ready for a world of pranks, super villains, and your favorite underwear-wielding superhero in the Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain UnderpantsGeorge Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp.

When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?

Captain Underpants
Image credit: DreamWorks Animation

From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series is based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey that have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. Pilkey himself has praised the show saying “I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon…I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do.

Kids have been asking for more Captain Underpants books for years, and to me it feels like we are getting brand-new books— except they’re animated!”

DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants stars both established and emerging voice talent including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things“, The Goonies) as the series’ narrator, Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”, “Married”) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp, as well as young actors Jay Gragnani and Ramone Hamilton who voice best pals, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. The lively cast comes together to bring Pilkey’s classic, fun-filled creation to life. Below is a link to both opening credits and artwork for the release.

Captain Underpants
Image credit: DreamWorks Animation


From Executive Producer Peter Hastings


Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things”) as The Narrator

Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”, “Married”) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp

Jay Gragnani (“Bubble Guppies”) as George Beard

Ramone Hamilton (“Will & Grace”) as Harold Hutchins

David Koechner (Anchorman) as Mr. Meaner

Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons”, “VeggieTales in the House”) as Ms. Hurd

Laraine Newman (“DreamWorks Trollhunters”)as Ms. Tara Ribble

Stephen Root (“Barry”, “King of the Hill”) as Mr. Morty Fyde

Jorge Diaz (“Elena of Avalor”) as Melvin Sneedly

Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) as Melvin’s mom

Erica Lutrell (“Salvation”, “Steven Universe”) as Erica Wang

Dayci Brookshire (“Home Adventures with Tip & Oh”) as Jessica Gordon

Evan Kishiyama (“Mickey and the Roadster Racers”) as Steve “Gooch” Yamaguchi

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