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Simple Crafts: Make a Christmas Boot!

Updated on November 20, 2013

Simple Craft Project for Parents, Teachers and Kids!

Before last Christmas we (parents) were invited to help prepare everything for our toddlers in my baby girl's day care center. This is one of simple projects we were asked to participate in: Making Christmas boots!

What's great about this project is that you don't have to buy a single item for making it! All stuff that are used here are items you can find in your household!

Best kind of crafts: free, cheap, effective and easy!

Let's get to work!

And I hope you'll enjoy it!

Reusable Items You Need to Make Christmas Boot - Don't buy it! You have it around a house!

You'll need:

** piece of cardboard to make a bottom of boot

** yogurt plastic cup

** old red sock

** toy stuffing

** craft glue

Step 1. Make a Boot Foundation - Start with cardboard, little glue and plastic cup

Take a piece of cardboard for cornflakes box or similar and cut it in shape of foot - it should be approximately 13 centimeters long and heal should be a bit wider than bottom of plastic cup.

Take a glue and spread it where heal should be. Let it dry for couple seconds and press plastic cup on glue until it's fixed.

Step 2. Stuffing Cristmas Boot - Reuse Toy Stuffing!

Put a sock over cardboard foot and stuff it with toy stuffing until it has nice round shape.

Step 3. Pull A Sock Over a Boot! - Sounds cool! :)

Pull a sock over cardboard foot and over plastic cup. On next picture you can see how it should look pulled over a cup.

Step 4. Decorate Christmas Boot! - Use another piece of toy stuffing for this!

Now your boot is almost finished. All you need to do is add that final touch - decorate boot top with another piece of toy stuffing. I was lucky and found a flat piece that I didn't have to glue since it was kind of sticky and it, kind of, glued itself. But if you need to you can glue it with craft glue.

Step 5. Add Some Candies In Your Christmas Boot! - What's a Christmas boot without candies?

Your Christmas boot is done! You can add few candies of your own choice inside.

You can also decorate it further with some ribbons or laces but it's up to your imagination! This is basic form and can be transformed into what ever your imagination wants!

Do you like this project?

Is this tutorial easy to follow? Clear enough?

Will You Make This Christmas Boot for Next Christmas?

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      yayas 6 years ago

      This is about as easy as it gets. Thanks for a craft I think I can do.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      Also added to my Handmade Christmas Lens. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is indeed a fabulously cute project and so easy!!! Love it!

      Shame you missed Christmas Get Crafty (http://www.redtedart.com/2010/10/01/christmas-get-... but thank you for linking in the comments!! (you could always add it to Kids Get Crafty during the week!)

      Maggy

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      What an absolutely wonderful idea! I love easy crafts! Thanks!

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      Kathy McGraw 8 years ago from California

      Wow, I just found this, and what a simple thing to make for little kids, and quite useful in the current economic state many people find themselves in.

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      Mortira 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Green Crusaders group!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      I could use some of those Christmas socks that I never wear...I have too many of them. (They are just not warm enough for me in the winter!) Great, simple Christmas idea and a practical lens!

      Brenda

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      Very cute idea!

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      Ayngel Overson 8 years ago from Crestone, Co

      Absolutely adorable! I'm not really a craft person, but I'll bet my kids school would love this idea. I'll pass it on!