My friend Sarah and I are Emily’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop leaders and we are currently working on the Three Cheers for Animals Journey. When I found Operation Happy Sock on Pinterest I knew that this was the perfect service project for us. A “Happy Sock” is simply a catnip toy made from a sock and they are super easy to make! All you need is a sock, a handful of Poly-Fil and a pinch of Catnip.
I had the girls bring in some of their mismatched or old socks (I have a mountain of them that were perfect for this) to the meeting. We had a nice sized pile of old socks that we quickly turned into fun new toys for cats.
To make a “Happy Sock” all you do is stuff a sock with the polyfil and a pinch of catnip. Tie a knot at the ankle and you made a cute little cat some where very happy!! The girls with all 52 of their “Happy Socks” they were so excited about this project!
This was such a fun project to work on and we can’t wait to donate them to our local animal shelter!
I purchased the supplies that we used at Walmart and they were very inexpensive. We only used a 1 oz bag of catnip and we still have most of a huge bag of polyfil leftover.