Has everyone seen the sharpie colored shoes that have been all over Pinterest lately? I thought they were absolutely adorable and knew my girls would love them too! The project seemed easy enough, it’s basically coloring shoes with sharpies and then spraying them with rubbing alcohol.
We picked up some cheap $5 canvas shoes at Wal-Mart for our project.
My girls removed the shoe laces and taped off the rubber part of the shoe with painters tape. You don’t have to do this, but if you don’t the sharpie will run causing this part to be colored too.
My girls spent quite some time coloring their shoes just how they wanted.
Once the shoes were colored to perfection, we took them outside and sprayed them down with rubbing alcohol. You will want to completely saturate the shoes in order for the sharpie ink to bleed.
The ink will blend as the rubbing alcohol dries. We let the shoes set outside over night to completely dry.
Ms. D added polka dots to her laces for a fun pop of color. (Ya know… just in case they weren’t colorful enough!)
Ally went with a “galaxy” theme for her shoes.
My girls both love the shoes they created and wear them almost every day. Crafting with kids is fun! See how we made our own crayons using muffin tins, and let your children explore their creativity!
My girls are old enough to handle sharpies and rubbing alcohol without me hovering above, but if you have small children you will most definitely want to closely supervise!
I encourage you to craft with your children. They will forever have fond memories from the experience and some pretty rad shoes too!