One of my littles has been obsessed with space recently. So much so that I’ve been scrambling to find engaging crafts for him that aren’t the super simple “glue piece A onto spot B” and that won’t take up fridge space and make it into the trash on the next clean up. (You know it’s true parents. Just embrace it) So, with him growing like a weed, I thought it only fitting that we make DIY Galaxy Shoes together. It really killed two birds with one stone. It gave us an arts and crafts project to do AND it gave him new shoes. I didn’t take photos of his shoes, but here is the process with mine!
DIY Galaxy Shoes
Time: 20 min + dry time
Cost: $15 – Most of that was the cost of shoes. This will be cheaper if you have your own lying around
Supplies: Black slip on shoes, Acrylic Paint, Tooth brushes, Painters tape (for covering parts you don’t want painted.)
Start by taping off the rubber parts of your shoes. The specific areas you don’t want to get paint on. (Obviously I did not do this)
Grab a toothbrush and start painting. Starting with one shoe splotch sections of Blue, Purple and Pink paint on to each. Don’t blend them just yet. You want the splotches to dry a bit before that.
After you’ve finished splotching the second shoe, go back to the first and (with a clean toothbrush) blend in your edges.
Once the edges are blended on both shoes, load up a toothbrush with white paint and flick it onto sections of each shoe. To accomplish this affect, load up your toothbrush and drag your finger in an upward motion through the bristles. This will cause the white paint to splatter across the shoes in tiny spots creating a star like effect.
Let these dry for about an hour. Just enough for the paint to set and not smudge.
Peel off your tape (if you taped them, unlike me) and voila! Let them dry overnight for best results, but you can probably wear them out after a few hours.
Have fun! My kiddo’s loved painting these DIY Galaxy Shoes. They can be a little advanced, so do them with older kids – 6+