You may remember that a little while ago we made some glow in the dark shoes. They were super popular with those who follow the blog, and so I thought I’d share a type of shoe decorating that the little ones would love just as much!
I love gift giving and here is a unique idea for you!
When I’m looking to give a child a present that is a little different, I consider giving them the materials needed to decorate their own special pair of shoes. It is such a creative activity and children love to personalise anything for themselves.
You will need
- Fabric markers or crayons
- Canvas shoes in receivers shoe size
- Embellishments (optional)
You can simply wrap up the materials required so the receiver enjoys the opportunity to decorate their own shoes OR you can have your child personally decorate them and give them as a gift.
Possum had a great time decorating a pair of shoes she will be giving to her older cousin.
As she created the wonderful markings that a toddler does, we talked about colours and described the types of swirls and stripes she was making on the canvas shoe. This is all very helpful in developing language development and Possum’s knowledge of words.
This activity, also found here on Mom to 2 Posh Lil Diva’s, actually required a fair amount of coordination. Firstly, to hold the shoe in one hand, then keep it steady and use a coloured marker in the opposite hand to create the decoration. Both hands were doing well to improve Possum’s fine motor skills.
Finally the decorating was complete and Possum gave them a little test run. 😉
I think she did a fabulous job and I could tell that she really enjoyed herself throughout the activity.
What gifts have you made for friends or family?