Summer Fun: Paint Your Own Sneakers

Photo from Martha Stewart Living

We love a fun and easy craft that the whole family can enjoy. So when we found this clever idea to paint your own sneakers we just had to share. Save this craft for a rainy day when you’re looking for something fun to do inside.

• Various sheets of newspaper
• Clean canvas sneakers (like Keds)
• Fabric or acrylic craft paint
• Artist paint brushes
• Fabric paint pens
CF hint: try using stamps, stencils and sponges to give your sneakers that extra touch of creativity

To get started, cover your work space with newspaper. Remove the laces from your shoes (you can die or decorate them separately), and out to the side. Using the fabric paints, paint pens and anything else you have to decorate your sneakers.

Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before layering on various colours. And make sure the entire surface of the shoe is dry before sporting your new kicks.

You can find this craft and tons of others in Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U: 100 Easy Projects the Whole Family Can Enjoy All Year Long. And if rain boots are more your style check out this super cute way to make any rainy day a little bit brighter.

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