Painted Tennis Shoes
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Painted Tennis Shoes

Design your tennis shoes your way. What gets you movin' and groovin'?
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tennis Shoes – White
  • Tulip® Fabric Paint – Red, Yellow, White, Green and Brown
  • Tracing Paper
  • Graphite Paper
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie® Permanent Market, Ultra Fine – Black

Project Instructions

Remove the laces from your pair of white tennis shoes.

Using Tulip® fabric paint, paint the sections of the shoes with green and brown. Let dry. Paint two layers if necessary.

Trace designs of choice onto tracing paper and follow instructions on graphite paper to transfer to the front and sides of the shoes.

Paint designs as desired on top of the shoes. Let dry and outline with thin Sharpie®.

Paint shoelaces brown and let dry. Re-lace into shoes.


Draw designs of choice free-hand onto tracing paper.