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Pop Art Tennis Shoes - Project #237

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

White Card Stock
Markers and/or Colored Pencils
Glue Stick
Pencil or Pen
Hole Punch
View Project Video
Print Page


  • Step 1
    Draw a shoe template, as shown, on an 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock. To see the pattern take shape, watch our video on YouTube. Or, you can view and print our template here.
  • Step 2
    Design a pattern and color the shoe with your favorite colored pencils or markers - we used Mr. Sketch Scented Markers to make it a "smelly shoe"!
  • Step 3
    Cut out the pieces with scissors and fringe the tabs on the heel piece and toe insert. Use a hole punch for the eyelets.
  • Step 4
    Glue the heel piece to the sole of the shoe: apply glue stick to the tabs and to the sole of the shoe. Fold the tabs underneath and attach them to the sole, start at the ball of the shoe and wrap around the heel to the other side. The tabs allow you to easily round the heel.
  • Step 5
    Next, apply glue to the tabs on the top toe insert and on the inside of the toe side panel. Attach the top toe insert to the toe side panel to create the toe assembly.
  • Step 6
    Apply glue to the tabs on the bottom of the toe assembly and to the front of the shoe, then adhere both parts.
  • Step 7
    Fold the bottom edge of the tongue underneath itself and glue to the toe assembly.
  • Step 8
    Fold the eyelets in and "lace up" the shoe with yarn.
  • Step 9
    Be creative and make several designs! Watch our YouTube Video for ideas on decorating shoes with WonderFoam, plus making a soft sculpture shoe with canvas.

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