Now everybody knows that sock puppets are great playmates for kids. You can help children trigger off an endless array of imaginary stories revolving around these sock puppets. Puppets enhance imaginative skills in children. Animal sock puppets are helpful in teaching kindergarten goers all about animal names, their surroundings, their food and the like. Making an animal sock puppet is fun. How about starting off with a giraffe sock puppet? Involve your child in the puppet making process. Start off with basic things that you have at home – a nice light brown colored sock, a pair of googly eyes, some dark brown paint, pom poms and so on. Check out this simple tutorial on making a giraffe sock puppet.