a sock dragon

Sock Dragons

We’re making cozy pets to keep us company in the winter! Come join us in this craft-a-long and make a sock dragon of your very own! 


…crafting online? Download a PDF of the instructions here


  •  Socks (any sock will do, although kids crew socks are about the right size)
  •  A large cup for filling your dragon with
  •  Rice or Beans, about 2-4 cups per dragon
    (unless you are using men’s socks, in which case you may need more)
  •  Tulle for wings
  •  Felt or cloth scraps for flames
  •  Buttons or googly eyes for eyes
  •  Markers to decorate your sock
  •  Sequins, pompoms, and other dragon decorating bling
  •  Scissors
  •  Glue Gun or Tacky Glue
  •  Warm Dragon Variant: Needle and thread

Steps to Make It

  1. Fill a large cup with rice or beans
  2. Stretch the top of the sock over the cup and hold it on while you turn the cup upside-down.
    All the rice should fit in your sock.
  3. Hold your sock open end up and lay it down carefully to keep the rice from falling out!
  4. Use a glue gun to glue your dragon flame onto the inside edge of your sock opening.
  5. Glue the sock opening shut so that the flame is in the middle.
  6. To make wings. take 1-3 strips of tulle about 12-18″ long and tie them together in the middle with a knot to make fluffy wings
  7. Hot glue the wings on the dragon’s back — be careful, tulle lets hot glue through
  8. Glue buttons or googly eyes onto your dragon’s head (or anywhere else)
  9. You can use yarn, tulle, felt, or cloth scraps to make a tail. 
  10. Use sequins, markers, and any other bling you have to decorate your dragon!

Warm Sock Dragon Variant:

  • Use a needle and thread to attach the tongue and close your sock dragon’s mouth (you may want to do two rows of stitching to prevent rice leakage)
  • Make sure your dragon’s décor is microwave-safe (no metallic sequins! Use lace not nylon tulle! Use thread to attach everything!)
  • Make your dragon warm by putting it in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds (depending on microwave power)