If you're looking for a creative activity to do over the summer, then I can wholeheartedly recommend pimping your pumps!
I reckon it would be great for kids to do with their mates on a play date, or even as a unique party activity - instead of the ubiquitous party bag, they could take home their own individual hand-crafted shoes! Course, you'd have to get their shoes sizes first, but just ask it on the invite - simple really.
You will need:
A plain pair of pumps (mine cost £2.50 from Primark)
DYLON 3D paints (choose from Puff; Pearl or Glossy)
An apron to protect clothing
At only 4 years old, Ruby did get a little frustrated with herself to start with. The application of the paint requires the right amount of squeezing of the bottle whilst drawing - a bit like icing a cake. Older children will have no problem with this, and Ruby did get the hang of it after watching me.
I kept my design simple, following the lines of the stitching, then adding some dots. I love the 3D effect of these paints - the dots look like little jeweled studs.
Ruby is still at the ages where 'more is more' so her design is a little...err...freer!
She loves her ones better than my attempt though and has proudly gone off to nursery wearing them today. Who says the left and the right shoe need to match?!
How would you pimp yours?
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Linking up with Ta-Dah Tuesday! and Kids Get Crafty