Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain1
Team Shoes- GO TEAM!
With school just getting started, we are in the middle of the oldest minions favorite sport. Team spirit is big at her school, which is probably true for all high schools. And she really really wanted a pair of sport shoes. Ones that show off her sport, not ones that she can wear during the sport. Volleyball is her absolute favorite thing to play, we have a net set up in the yard for her all summer and she practices a lot, so much, that minion number 2 is going to be an outstanding player by the time she gets to high school. I will admit, my minions enjoy crafts, but they are not all that crafty. By that I mean, rarely do they come to me with an idea and ask help in making things, but they do enjoy helping and working alongside of me, when I come up with something.
Volleyball is a cute sport, but if your kiddos like basketball, or hockey, LaX, soccer, baseball, softball, etc… create the ball or sports items that work for that sport.
So yes, again, we are creating our own, unique, fun shoes. They are team shoes using inexpensive canvas shoes. Minion says they are really similar to Tom’s shoes. They aren’t that close, but she cares more about showing off her uniqueness and personality than brand name. So I’m cool with that.
To create these shoes, you’ll need a fresh pair of canvas shoes, some sharpie markers and an idea.
Alizabeth’s school colors are purple and gold, so we went with good sharpie pen, a couple shades of purple, shades of yellow, a light and medium grey, and a gold pen.
First, I wrote in bubble letters – who knew all those hours of writing bubble letters during high school would one day pay off. HA! I wrote on the side to get the word all in.
Once I wrote it, we colored in with one of the colors, then I highlighted with the darker color. I also went around the outside with light grey, then again just around the black with the darker grey.
When finished with the wording, I drew on several volleyballs.
Then I started coloring them.
I lightly colored in with the lightest color first, then added a darker line at the opposite end. the same for the grey, I went thicker around the outline of the ball with the lighter grey, then a thinner line between the light grey and black. This blends the colors. Same for the purple and yellow.
Keep smoothing the lines with the medium tones between the light and dark, and you will get a blended line.
You can wear your shoes immediately. Alizabeth also added black around the edge of the shoes.