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Poppin Pop Sockets

Poppin Pop Sockets

(8-13 yrs)

Number of Attendees:

How many did you plan or set registration for? 10 Was it a drop-in? No
How many did you actually have attend? 8


How long did you need to prep for the program? 15 minutes
How long did the actual program take start to finish? 45 minutes


  • Pop Socket 20 Pack (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/listing/679495809/20-pack-phone-gripspops-blanks?ref=search_recently_viewed-5
  • Glue gun
  • Any variety of the following: Different colored glitter, mixed jewel shapes, small colored buttons, small pom poms, small google eyes, pony beads, sharpie markers, Lego figures and any spare small figurines that can fit on the top of the pop socket. You can also personalize them with photos or clipart then seal with Modge Podge or print your image onto any brand 1 ½” circle label, then seal. This option takes more time and can be challenging with a large group.
  • Art trays (optional but good to contain pony beads).
  • Newspaper or plastic tablecloth to line the craft table area.

Description of Program:

Pop sockets are collapsible suction devices that adhere to the back of your phone and helps you to securely hold your phone or stand it up. They are a fun way to be creative. You can design the top of your pop socket with a variety of spare craft materials.


  1. Lay out all of the materials in small plastic tubs (Tupperware) or paper plates.
  2. Depending on the number of children, instruct then on the quantity of pop sockets they are allowed to make.
  3. Encourage them to be creative and mix from the craft materials for their design.
  4. Set up a glue gun for older children to use
  5. Set up a glue gun with a student volunteer to help younger children.


$25 for pop socket pack (incl shipping and tax). I used all spare craft materials I had on hand and did not spend money on any extra items.


After thoughts….
I would consider opening registration to 20 children to increase participation and each child could make one pop socket. I set registration to 10 and each child made two pop sockets.

Submitted by:

Denise Lester, denise.lester@haworth.bccls.org  201-384-1020

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