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DIY Shoe Decorating For Kids

By Stephanie Stanesby

I dare you to find any child that wouldn’t love to be handed a pair of white shoes and be given the space to decorate them themselves!!

This DIY shoe decorating craft by Stephanie is SO cool – using fabric paint in spray bottles really creates a fab edgy graffiti look.

DIY Shoe Decorating

Here’s what you need to gather together for this activity

fabric paint in spray bottles
white fabric shoes
decorations such as sequins
fabric glue
sticker shapes

DIY Shoe Decorating

If you don’t want to go to the trouble to putting fabric paint in spray bottles you could just as easily use fabric pens or fabric crayons.

Step 1
Create your design on the shoes with the sticker shapes. These ‘masked’ areas will show through as white when the paint is dry and you peel off the stickers.

DIY Shoe Decorating

Step 2
Cover the floor (or ground if working outside) with a plastic sheet or old tablecloth. Hand your little one the bottles of spray paint and let them off……. when they are all done leave the shoes aside to dry.

DIY Shoe Decorating

TIP: Stuff the inside of the shoes with newspaper or kitchen towel so the paint spray is confined to the outside surface of the shoes only.

DIY Shoe Decorating


Step 3
Add any additional embelishments such as sequins and glitter, using fabric glue!

DIY Shoe Decorating


and voila!! your kid will be sporting some pretty unique and funky shoes, ever proud with each step they take as they made them themselves xx

DIY Shoe Decorating For kids


Time to get your crafty pants on!! or shoes in this case :)



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