Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Savvy Slipper Socks

socks 002 The weather is changing and that means no more bare feet for the kids.  My 3 year old will be just fine in socks all of the time, but the baby will be a different story.  We have carpet, but not in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area.  The three areas I happen to be in the most, so that is usually where she is, too.  When my son was this age, I made homemade slipper socks.  It is very easy!  Just get a tube of puffy fabric paint, some thick paper or thin cardboard, and your current or new socks.  You will want to put the paper/cardboard inside the sock to keep the paint from seeping through and maybe gluing the sock together.  Squeeze the puffy fabric paint on anyway you wish, but do not cover the bottom completely solid.  

Just a reminder, the more designs you do, the more you have to match up.  So if you have a stack of white socks you are painting, you might want to just do polka dots on all in one color, then it is easier at laundry time.  These socks work great to keep the kids from slipping and the paint doesn’t bother them when you put their shoes on.  Try it.
This link was added to others on Worked for Me Wednesday at we are THAT family, here.

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10 comments:

  1. We like to do this too! The kids love it and it really works!

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  2. Never heard of this...great tip!

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  3. Too cute! I will have to do this. Such a simple idea, why didn't I think of this? Guess I am not as creative as you and Kara from above comment. Thank goodness for these kind of sites so I can benefit from other's creativity. :-)

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  4. Pure Genius!! Thank you so much for sharing that tip! I'm in the same position as you with my little one and buying grippy socks is quite expensive!

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  5. I'm definitely going to have to do this very soon for both kiddos. Our new house is ALL wood floors and there have already been some nasty wipeouts! Not to mention, a few close calls for myself as well ;) Thanks for the tip!

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  6. That is a great idea. I'm gonna have to try that.

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  7. That's all there is too it??? That's awesome!

    Your ideas constantly amaze me. So simple, and so useful! I gave you an award on my blog. You can check it out if you'd like. :)

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  8. WOW, you are awesome for this! Slipper socks can be expensive, so I'm very appreciative of this idea. Yet another reason why you deserve to win that blog contest! VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! You're winning, but I keep voting to keep you in the lead. Do it girls! :P

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  9. those are awesome. i could really use those around my house since we got rid of our carpet.

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