They say that kids are an inspiration for parents and today’s post actually confirms that.
Few days ago, my little prince had his birthday and one of his presents was a pair of crochet slippers.
Of course, I was more excited than he was but that’s a different story. The slippers are handmade with beautiful colored shapes and you might have already understood by now how I appreciate handmade objects.
The next day, I put them in his small cute feet. Just like any 2-year old, he started running inside the house. Even though the slippers looked amazing, they were far too slippery to even walk with them. And my little boy nevers walks. He runs…
I took the slippers off immediately to avoid any possible drama. That was the moment when I started thinking of a way to make the crochet slippers safer to wear since my little boy wants to walk around the house only with his socks.
This is how today’s post comes into place.
I’m going to show you how to make non-slip socks and crochet slippers so that your kids can run around the house freely and give you one less thing to worry about.
What we’re going to need
- 1 pair of socks (Thank you Captain Obvious)
- 1 pair of crochet slippers
- 1 tube of colored latex
- 1 small piece of cardboard
Let’s start with our project!
How to make non-slip socks and crochet slippers step by step
I use clothespins both left and right to stabilize the crochet slippers so I can apply the colored latex easily with more control.
Once I do that, I place the crochet sleeper in such way so that the footpad faces up
One thing to keep in mind is that the particular slippers are woolen and they have high absorbency. This means that I can’t use punches since the design won’t be imprinted correctly.
Instead, I use the latex tube to make small, pea size balls, directly on the crochet slippers.
Now that I’m done with the crochet slippers, time to work on the sock. This time, I can use the punches.
Initially, I get a small piece of cardboard and I make small holes with beautiful designs by using the punch.
Next, I place the cardboard with the small holes on the sock. I apply a bit of pressure with my fingers and I use the latex tube so that I fill the small holes with colored latex.
Once the small holes are filled, I lift the piece of carton very carefully so that the latex shapes stay where they are and they don’t get messed up.
At this point, everything is finished and I need to let everything dry for around 12 hours. Upon that, it’s ready to use!
Let your kids wear them and run freely! Enjoy!