Monday, June 21, 2010

Kid's Craft: Shoe Deodorizers and Personalized Boxer Briefs For Dad

The girls and I had some fun making a few personalized gifts for Dad this Father's Day. 
These would be fun gifts to give any time of the year for Birthdays, holidays, etc. 

Homemade gifts from the heart are my favorite. 

Our first project "Shoe Deodorizers"
was inspired by this post  over at Roots and Wings...
but we just recycled a pair of socks instead of sewing ours from fabric!

First, we stole a clean pair of dad's socks
(we made sure we got a pair that was not stained and didn't have any holes or thin spots) 

Then, there were lots of giggles as I painted each girl's foot with acrylic craft paint.

We printed one footprint for each of the girls.
I was shocked to see how long their feetare getting on daddy's size 13 socks!

Then, we filled the socks with a mixture of 
clean kitty litter, baking soda, and Odor Eater's brand foot powder.

I stitched them shut on the sewing machine.
They do seem to leave a bit of a powder trail behind....
Beware of white dust clouds of baking powder or foot powder!

In hindsight, I would have used something with a finer weave like old tights or 
pantyhose as an inner liner to reduce the powder output!

Our other gift was an oldie but goodie...

We made a full set of these for Daddy 
two Christmases ago but they were starting to fade so we made him a new set. 

Customized Boxer Briefs!

In the past we used Sharpies...but they fade with multiple washings.

This time, we're using a new combination of 
Sharpies AND Fabric Markers. 

Last time, "C" was too little  to participate but this time she 
contributed a tiny hand print and a kitty. 

Happy Crafty Gifting!

What was the best daddy gift you ever made (or received?) 

pink and green mama


Kylie said...

oh these are gorgeous. :)

Jen said...

This is hilarious and brilliant! I don't dare do personalized boxers with my potty-mouthed 5 and 9 year old boys. They would turn out terrible...or terrific. It's all in how you look at it. But anything involving underwear cracks them up! Boys!

Montessori For Learning said...

These are awesome ideas... our family is in great need of the shoe deoderizors :) as they dislike wearing socks (its always the seams!)


Cheryl said...

What great ideas. I find it difficult to think of gifts that the children can make and don't just gather dust. I like the idea of these useful presents. Thanks for sharing.

ecoMILF said...

What an adorable idea. It's my hubby's birthday this weekend.... but get the little guy drawing for him. xo m.

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