Handmade Christmas Part 2

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

I couldn’t post this idea prior to christmas, or the recipients would have seen their gifts!

The girls made slipper socks for their grandmothers and aunts.  They turned out great and they had an awesome time doing it.  

The only materials needed for the project are puffy paints and socks.


How to do it


  • Wash and dry socks.
  • Take a pair of shoes(the size that fit with the socks) and trace the shoes onto cardboard.  Cut out cardboard feet.
  • Stuff cardboard feet in socks to create a flat surface for painting.
  • Lay out wax paper, plastic bag, or other protective material on table.
  • All participants should wear smocks or paint shirts.
  • Using puffy paints, paint your design onto the socks.
  • Allow to dry for overnight.
  • Wait 3-4 days to wash and dry, inside out.



Other ideas for how to use this project

  • Let your children make them for friends birthdays
  • Have a birthday party and use it as a craft
  • Give it as a kit for a present-the socks, the paint, and the instructions.


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  1. WordGirl (Shannon) January 1st, 2009 4:10 pm

    I love this idea as a birthday party activity and take home gift. Anna is having a sleep over for the first time this month, so we may do this!

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