|from FanBoy Fashion|
We bought $5 white Keds-like sneakers at Walmart in our sizes. If I had been in my right mind, I would have hit the dollar store for the shoes. My son wanted in on our nerd-crafting so we found him some black slip-ons , since he refused to wear the white Keds. I had planned to use the random fabric paint we had on hand at home and my collection of Sharpies. But we also decided to buy some cool looking Sharpies designed to draw on fabric. They turned out to be awesome because the ink didn't run as much on the cheap canvas fabric.
The next day we found some bright blue Vans-looking sneakers on deep clearance at Old Navy, so we bought those too.
Then we went on line and found pictures of designs we liked and saw really nice, hand-painted shoes on sale (like the ones above) that we could copy. We put all our print outs and supplies on our dining room table (on top of a cheapo plastic table cloth because - well, kids and Sharpies), along with a ton of left-over Christmas candy and we cranked up the 80's music.
My 11-yr old daughter is the Whovian and she did these entirely on her own. I thought they turned out really well.
|10th and 11th doctors in the house.|
|Note the Weeping Angel and the adorable adipose.|
|Used some white puff paint to make the Tardis windows here.|
|These shoes were also about $5 at the Walmarts.|
|Pretty cool for a 4th grader, right?|
|I'm not that great at drawing. Totoros are just nice creatures who WANT to be drawn, so that makes it easier.|
Also I practiced on scrap paper a few times, which my kids informed me is called making a "sloppy copy".
|I don't love how the backs turned out but thought I show you anyway.|
That's it! Fun, right? And when you wear them in public, it helps the other people in your tribe find you and then you can share a special moment about how awesome Totoro is, or how mind-blowing the Korra finale was, and what we think about the 12th doctor.
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