Also, just for fun, my kids and I decided to get rid of some of the socks that have been long overtaking our sock bin. I really have a hard time throwing out clothes that are not completely worn out or stained beyond repair. So, we re-purposed them into sock puppets! Remember those scraggly little things we kids of yesteryear used to make out of tube socks? We got out what craft supplies and loose buttons we had and made one for each of the kids. I was disappointed that we didn't have any yarn for hair, but when i realized we had pipe cleaners I thought I would attempt to make a 'do that would work, and it was so much better. Because you can't do this with yarn:
They chose out their own style and parts and I, in a whirlwind of hot glue globs and excitement (theirs, and mine, of course), glued the parts on where they wanted them. They fell asleep with them, played with them, made little houses and accessories for them. Those socks may have only been worn a few times before the inevitable disappearance of each mate, but we surely have gotten our money's worth out of them!