Craft Halloween

September 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Glow In The Dark Monster Shoes #iLoveToCreate

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

I am happy to be participating in the iLoveToCreate Fall Challenge!  I received a package of Tulip Multi Glow Puffy Paints.  I loved that they Glow in the Dark.  I wanted to create a project that was fall themed and would showcase this cool product.  I decided on monster sneakers for Halloween for my littlest guy, Eli.

I picked up these simple black canvas slip on sneakers at my local Walmart for just $5.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

I used something round I found in my kitchen (this happens to be a lid from a spice bottle) and a piece of chalk to sketch out the faces onto the shoes.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Then I sketched out the features of the two monsters onto the shoes.  I chose to do Frankenstein and Dracula, but I wanted to make them cartoony and fun, as Eli is in pre-K.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Then I grabbed the full package of Tulip Multi Glow paints.  Look at all of the colors to choose from.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

First I outlined the edges with the paint…

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Then I just filled inside, kind of like filling in a cookie with royal icing.  Cake decorators call it “flooding”, which is what you basically do-flood the area with the paint.  I then let these dry for a full 24 hours.  Then I added the facial details after this base layer was dry, so that the colors wouldn’t blend while wet.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Wallah!  Fun Halloween Monster Shoes for my 4 year old!

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

On the Frankenstein shoe I added a few lightening bolts around the sides and back.  On the Dracula one I added small bats.

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

 

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Eli liked that they were on the instep.  He kept peeking at them when I was trying to photograph him!

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

One happy little guy!

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

He even started jumping he was so excited!

Glow in the Dark Frankenstein Dracula Sneakers MommaDandDaBoyz.net

And YES! They DO glow in the dark!

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15 Comments

  1. You did such a great job!! I am impressed!! I am working on a few ideas myself for some glow in the dark paint. Very cute!

  2. These are super cute! I love the little monster faces. 🙂

  3. Those are so cool – I kinda want a pair for myself

  4. Adorable! My 4 year old son would love these as well! 🙂

  5. I don’t have kids, but I totally want to make these for myself! Sooo cute!

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  7. Oh, my goodness! Best idea ever! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  8. My son just FREAKED out over these. So cute

  9. These are precious. I got a link from Create for Less.

  10. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Those are SO fun!!!! Any little one would die to have those cute shoes!!!

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