If you or someone at home’s sock drawer is in need of some clearing out, then why not get creative with what might be thrown away!

This week we’d love you to make sock puppets using old socks and items from around the house – wool for hair, cut out cardboard features, button eyes. There are loads of fab ideas, like giraffes and elephants, on this brilliant blog and a range of ways of making on this WikiHow page, including tutorial videos.

With your completed sock puppet, why not create a story or play for your family to watch, even those not staying with you during lockdown – sock puppets are great fun on Zoom!

When you’ve created your amazing sock puppet, get someone to share it with us on social media using the hashtag #NottmHeritageHunters or email them to gmorgan@nottinghamcastletrust.org. There will be an extra special prize for the best one and their family!


What's it all about

From the caves to the palace to Brewhouse Yard, the Nottingham Castle project will transform the entire site, re-establishing it as a focal point for civic pride and creating a world-class cultural destination at the heart of a regenerated Castle Quarter.

Discover the story of Medieval Nottingham and the city’s famous outlaw or the turbulent moments of riot and rebellion in its past. Explore the visual arts and heritage crafts of our creative city in newly refurbished galleries, including our new terrace gallery for internationally renowned touring work. Investigate the trails around the Castle’s grounds or go on an underground adventure in the caves.

Join us on your Nottingham Castle adventure from February 2021.

This project is supported by:

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