Roo is at that age where she loves dressing up, whether it’s playing princesses, wearing mummy’s shoes or her spiderman costume we’ve had some great fun making or own versions of fancy dress kits in the house over the holidays. One thing that is really fun and simple to do and something as well that little one’s can join in with is making their own play shoes. Plus as a craft activity for the holidays it’s relatively cheap to do this and can be adapted for boys and girls.
We had a good hour or so worth of fun making these fun foam shoes. Even better still the simple design takes minutes to make and you can be as creative as you like by using many different colours and add on’s to personalise your shoes! I must admit I wanted to add more feathers to ours but Roo said they made her feet tickle.
How to Make Your Own Play Shoes
Below is a great tutorial provided by Cutfoam who provide cushion foam.
You will need:
- Various coloured foam sheets
- Glue (I found standard PVA glue was fine for this)
On a sheet of foam, draw around your child’s feet, then cut the shapes out.
Use the shapes from Step 1 as a guide to cut out another pair, so that you have two shapes for each foot.
Cut out two strips approximately 21cm x 3.5cm.
Measure the strips on your child’s feet so that they go across the foot and there is enough to tuck under and glue. Then glue onto the first foot shapes you created in Step 1.
Place the second foot shapes through the strap and glue onto the first foot shapes.
Decorate as you wish.
We decorated these with shapes cut from foam but you could use sequins, beads or even feathers. There is no limit to how many pairs you can have and the combinations of colour and decoration are endless!
This has been one of our favourite holiday craft fun ideas for the summer holidays. What’s been your best craft idea at home this summer?
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