Little Beauties Painted Butterfly Shoes
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Little Beauties Painted Butterfly Shoes

Give a simple pair of slip-ons some buzz-worthy style with Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint. These beautifully vibrant butterflies will definitely put some pep in your step!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint – Mandarin Orange, Crimson Red, Sunshine Yellow, Chocolate and Glacier White
  • Tulip® Fabric Markers
  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes – Round
  • Canvas Slip-on Shoes – White or Natural
  • Dressmaker’s Pencil
  • Foil (or Foam Plate)
  • Container with Water
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Step 1
Using pattern as a guide, sketch butterfly design onto shoes with dressmaker’s pencil.
Step 2
Paint in wing segments of butterflies with Soft® paint, blending colors as needed to create dimension. Use Crimson Red and Mandarin Orange for monarch butterfly; use Chocolate Brown blended with Mandarin Orange and Sunshine Yellow for the other butterfly. Let dry.

Step 3
Use brown and black fabric markers to fill in bodies and wing edges of butterflies.
Step 4
Highlight butterflies with Glacier White Soft® paint. Let dry. 


Stuffing shoes with paper towels or newspaper provides a stable painting surface.