Kids Craft #2: Mum & Me Shoes
My niece and I have this crazy kismet where we’ll turn up in the same place with the same outfit on without consulting each other first. It’s pretty cute.
It got me thinking about how sweet it is to see little folk dressed the same as their parents (like this – adorable right?).
So here is a lovely little DIY to do with your kiddo (or your niece or nephew, grandchild, friend’s kid…) so you can be a bit matchy-matchy without looking like total mini-me’s.
- Shoes (I bought these canvas shoes from Big W for $4 each pair!)
- Fabric glue
- Mini cookie cutters
STEP 01 // MAKE YOUR SHAPE TEMPLATE
We chose an apple and a pair from our mini cookie cutter selection. Animal shapes or letters would look cute too.
Trace the shapes onto your paper and then cut the paper shape out to use as your template.
You could skip the paper step and just draw onto the felt (but I wanted to teach her about templates so this was a great project for that!)
Step 02 // CUT YOUR FELT PIECES
We cut out our apple and pear shapes using our template and then cut out the stem and leaves using seperate colours.
NOTE: Safety scissors may have difficulty getting through the felt which means an adult will need to help out with this step if you only want your little friend to use safety scissors. My niece was old enough to use “big” scissors so she did this step no worries.
STEP 03 // GLUE YOUR SHAPES
Using the rest of your paper to catch any glue drips, put some glue onto a part of the shape and stick to your shoe.
I held the shapes there for a minute or see each so they were firmly attached.
Now you have a cute pair of shoes for you and your little mini-me!
Trust me, you’ll get lots of lovely ladies at your local grocery store saying how cute you both look.
This was a super quick DIY that my niece loved and we got to be crafty together – hooray!
[see what other kids projects we've been cooking up lately]
PS. I guess I should have called this “Aunty and Me Shoes” but it just didn’t have the same ring. Sigh.