Foot Craft Friday: Flip Flop Feet

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The finished flip-flop footprint craftDid you just get back from an incredible beach day and now you’re looking for a way to capture the memory? What better way than to preserve this moment in you and your child’s life with a memento that captures the imprint of his or her precious foot. It’ll keep you in the beach frame of mind for months to come!

Foot Print Flip-Flops (From Tippytoe Crafts)

Supplies

  • Brown and White Paint
  • Several Colors of Construction Paper
  • Flower-shaped Stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Mixed brown and white paint together to make a skin-tone color then paint your child’s' feet. Make prints on one color of paper.
  2. Cut out the prints. Cut out a flip-flop shape from another color paper. Glue the footprints to the flip-flop.
  3. To make the straps, fold pieces of colored paper in half and cut the corners off, then cut again making about a half-inch wide strip. (The ends should be pointy.)
  4. Position the pointy corner of the straps between the child big and second toe. Glue on.
  5. If your child wants to, paint the toenails with a different color.
  6. Finally, add a flower to the strap and trim the extra length from the strips.

 

Flip flops are great fodder for art projects, but in real life, they don’t offer your child’s foot enough support and can lead to foot pain or other problems.

If you have concerns about your child’s growing feet, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider for a comprehensive evaluation.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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