One of the best artistic canvases you can find for a budding artist is a pair of white canvas shoes. I know I can usually find a pair for my little girl at the big "W" store nearby for just $5. This gives her a relatively inexpensive blank slate to doodle all over and wear to school and show off. If heaven forbid she really messes it up its really not the end of the world because it was so cheap in the first place. Flip Flops crafts are great for this too, at the start of Summer, flip flops are incredibly inexpensive and you can stick all kinds of things on them for decorations. This way you can go to camp, the pool or the beach strutting your stuff with your very own unique look. Nothing gives you that subtle hint of personal style like beading your shoes, adding some flowers or even drawing in the name of your favorite band. Stay cool and be cool
Shoe Crafts and Decorating ideas and projects for kids. Find out how to decorate, draw on, personalize, and customize your shoes, boots, flip flops, and other footwear with the following instructions, patterns, and activities for children
Artist’s Canvas Painted Shoes : - Students will research the painting style of a famous artist of their choice, then design a pair of painted shoes reminiscent of that artist’s design sense and choices of subjects and colors.
Batman Shoes : - Find some plain, old and ugly shoes and instantly transform them into works of art which you can find wearable again.
Beaded Beach Shoes : - We'll call these shoes "beach shoes" because everyone seems to have a different name for them: zorries, flip-flops, thongs, slippers, slaps, shower shoes, etc. The soles almost never wear out.
Beaded Flip Flops : - Sandals can get expensive. Dressing up a pair of cheap flip flops will not only save you money, but will give you a completely original look. Add some beads to your flip-flops with these easy step-by-step instructions for DIY fashion.
Bleached High Tops : - Bleach is great. It's like paint only it won't flake off your shoes.
Cartoony Shoes : - This is also known as Jhonen Vasquez Shoes since I used my favorite Jhonen Vasquez pictures and decorated the shoes with them! It took quite a while but it was worth it.
Canvas Shoes : - This article provides easy and fun tips on how to decorate canvas shoes.
Clown Shoes : - It's simple to find fun and free crafts for kids. Everyone will think you are a real clown when you wear these big shoes. This craft is perfect for a circus-themed birthday party. They are sure to be a "big" hit with all the kids. They are so easy to make and more fun to wear.
Collage Shoes : - A nice cure for the boredom-syndrome. I just drew some things that I liked on my old pair of shoes that I don't wear anymore.
"Crayon" Dunlop Volleys : - Are you bored of those Dunlop volleys? Spruce it up with some paints and patience!
Customize-Your-Shoes : - Customizing your shoes is great fun. Provided they can be drawn on with fabric markers, you have an ideal medium for fabric art–so if you want some unique sneaks that make you stand out, read on, sister/brother!
Customized Shoes : - Jazz up a dusty pair of leather (ex-school) shoes.
Cute Shoes : - I love lightning bolts, for a while it was my favorite doodle, pick your own favorite doodle and go crazy with your shoes. I have about 9 pairs that I made all within a week, and now I wear them with coordinating outfits.
Decorate-A-Boot : - Here's a shoe decorating project little tykes will love!
Decorate Boring Old Shoes : - Buy a pair of shoes in the sale, even if they are ugly and make them special.
Decorate Flip Flops : - Flip flops are comfortable to wear and easy to use. Pull out your old flip flops, because here are some unique answers for how to decorate your flips flops!
Decorate Your Own : - Why spend extra money when you can decorate your own flip flops and have something unique for half the price? If you really get into it, you can end up with a closet full of summer shoes that are all distinctively yours.
Decorated Canvas Shoes : - Allow children to design their own shoes. You can provide suggestions as to how they should decorate their shoes, but try to let them exercise their own creativity as much as possible (they'll love to wear their shoes if they are the artists!)
Decorated Shoes : - This guide will show you how to decorate your shoes with just pens and markers!
Dyed Canvas Sneakers : - Canvas sneakers are comfy and cool, but you may not find them in colors you want. Put a spring in your step by setting the shade yourself. With fabric dye, its a cinch to match them to your wardrobe or your mood.
Elastic Shoes : - No shoelaces! Easier than making pie! This guide will teach you how to make your shoelaces disappear!
Embellished Flip Flops - Warm weather is coming, and thoughts of sunshine and beach days are not far behind. Nothing conjures the thought of lazy summer days at the beach like a pair of flip-flops. Jazz up last year’s tired flip-flops, or make an inexpensive pair from the drug store look spectacular!
Fluffy Flip-Flops : Decorating Flip Flops Activities for Children - These adorable slippers make it a cinch to slip into something cute and comfortable.
Fun Time Flip-Flops : Decorating Flip Flops Activities for Children - If you're walking on the beach, Fun Time flip-flops are a must. Here's a wearable craft that'll help you transform your flip-flops into your own personal style statement.
Fuzzy Flip Flops : Decorating Flip Flops Activities for Children- Nothing says summer like the perfect pair of flip flops. Though they often lack pizazz on their own, flip flops can easily be fancied up by knitting a really basic thong cover onto the shoes.
Glam up your shoes : - Yes - you can (appear to) have trendy new shoes for pence. Or you can make previously unsuitable shoes match your new outfit. Or you can make one pair of shoes seem like several. All you need is the amazing shoe clip. (Actually a pair is better.)
Gloomy Bear Flats : - Turn those old flats into the best flats you've ever had or made! And what better character should be on your shoes than Gloomy Bear!
How To Customize Kicks : - This instructable will show you how to paint sneakers, customize kicks, the Mofoz Visualz Way. This instructional is applicable with all leather shoes/boots.
Kitty Cat Shoes : - Turn your old black school shoes into cute kitty footwear!
Make Glitter Shoes : - If you've ever wanted to make your shoes look like Dorothy's from The Wizard of Oz, here's how. This will work with any color glitter.
Make It: Painted Shoes : - This project was commissioned by my daughter's friend. These shoes are a custom, one-of-a-kind type design. Here is my process:
Make old shoes look better than new - Craft isn't always about thrift. Of course, sometimes it is cheaper to buy the materials and knock up a dress/birthday card/cushion cover by hand, but if all you are interested in is saving a bit of cash, you'd be better off going to Primark for a jumper than trying to knit one from scratch.
Nautical Bejeweled Shoes - Jazz up you shoes using different colored stones.
Old Shoe, New Life - This fun and easy shoe recycling and decorating idea is a great learning activity for parents to share with their kids ages 8 and up.
Pac-Man Shoes - This popular gaming icon is an all-time favorite! This link will take you directly to the easy to follow instructions in making your own Pac-Man shoes. Enjoy!
Paint Splatter Shoes! - Transform your plain, boring shoes to paint splattered beauties! Here's how...
Paint Your Shoes - This section will guide you on the basics of painting your worn out shoes and make them funky to wear again.
Painted Chucks - I painted a pair of black chucks with Mary Poppins motives - and I love them! But I forgot to take step by step pictures, but I wrote a small tutorial though.
Painted Little Canvas Shoes - For those wanting to do some of these shoes for your kids, here are a few specifics...
Painted Little Shoes - Canadian artist Theodore Dragonieri paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century. Its a great idea, one that is fun to try for both kids and adults.
Painted Shoes - These shoes were made for painting and with this fun craft, kids can create rainbow magic.
Painted Sneakers - Give sneakers a one-of-a-kind look with this charming craft.
Painting Shoes - Here is a tutorial showing the process of shoe painting that I use. I hope you like it and find it useful!
Painting Shoes Tutorial - Here is a tutorial showing the process of shoe painting that I use. I hope you like it and find it useful!
Pikachu Shoes - This is as easy to make Pokemon Canvas Shoe Fabric Pikachu. Who doesn't know this adorable Pokemon character?!
Project Rhinestone - We all know that Converse shoes with real Swarovski crystals are sold at inflated price tags, and I'm surprised anyone has bought a pair. So I thought to myself, I could probably make a pair of my own, and make them better! So that is just what I did!
Recon: Pink Flats - This step by step guide will teach you how to turn a pair of old flats turned into a pair of new shoes!
Recycled Glitter Shoes - This will show you how to rescue some ugly shoes and transform them into a princess girls dream shoes. I might note too, that I have seen glitter shoes for kids and regardless of the price they usually last for a couple wearing before the glitter falls off and they become ugly, this could be a way to restore them or just create your own out of some hand-me-down shoes you think are ugly to begin with. I loved this project because I didn't go out and BUY anything for it. I checked the garage and my craft stuff and found all I really needed to rescue these shoes.
Recycled Shoe Flower Pot - Instead of throwing away the shoes you’ve outgrown, use them as pots for plants. It's a greatgift to give to the eco-conscious people in your life.
Redesigned shoes - How to turn old thrifty shoes into a sparkling new pair - designed by you!
Re-Painted Shoes - Turn overtly cute footwear into something you might actually wear.
Ribbon Flip Flops - Flips flops are the all time 'in vogue' footwear. The unique thing about the flip flops is that they can be graced in your own ways to have an amazing pair in your feet. This makes them a fave of every woman. Have you tried decorating them? No! Then let's find out, how to make ribbon flip flops.
Ruby Slippers - Make your own pair of glittery, shimmering shoes!
Shoes with Soul - Footwear takes a giant leap toward creativity with this clever quartet.
Shoelace Bunnies - Kids can hop down the bunny trail in style wearing these shoelace rabbits.
Snazzy Sneaker Set - Stars shine when you add them to your favorite pair of sneakers. In this wearable craft, learn how to add make a snazzy sneaker set.
Spice Up Icky Shoes - So I took a look at my collection of shoes and had nothing cute or punk-ish to wear to my sister's party. This is what I came up with...
Studded Converse - Need to freshen up the appearance of your Chucks? Then this step by step guide will help you do that. All you need is a little bit of creativity in the process. Enjoy!
Terrific Tap Shoes - Surely somewhere there are children who aren't enthralled by the oh-so-satisfying sounds of tap shoes -- we just haven't met them yet. And since quickly outgrown store-bought ones can get expensive, we've come up with this clever con-tap-tion, which allows you to easily turn any pair of shoes into tap shoes and then back again.
The Queen Of Hearts - Imagination is all that is needed to make your shoes awesome! This is just a guide for you to get started.
Tie-Dye Flats - If you can do tie-dye your t-shirts, then this project will show you how to do that on your old pair of white colored shoes.
Tie-Dyed Shoelaces - One-of-a-kind laces turn ordinary sneakers into psychedelic street wear.
Underground Tube Map Shoes - Never get lost in the subway again! This project will show you how to make you pair of shoes a walking GPS. This page lists everything you'll need to find your way thru the underground.
Ugly Uggs Too Way Cool Boots - This pair is way more adorable than the originals! You should try it too!
Watermelon Converse - I saw these shoes on cut out and keep and decided to make some of my own. The best thing is all you need are Sharpie pens!
Zipped-up footwear - Footwear trends may come and go, but the flip-flop has long reigned as the unofficial shoe of summer. Your kids can stand out in the beach crowd with the following decorating ideas to make their flips truly hip. Use googly eyes and more to decorate your favorite summer footwear.