Easy DIY Shoelace Charms!

This post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hey All!

For our final Mo Willems themed post of the year, we are excited to share the newest book in Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series, It’s Shoe Time by Bryan Collier! We made these easy DIY Shoelace Charms to celebrate the new book and the share our excitement for this amazing new book that was released on November 7th, 2017. Kids will love showing off their love of this new book with these fun and easy to make DIY shoelace charms!

If you haven’t seen my previous posts, you must be wondering what the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series is. It’s a beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems, author of the popular Elephant & Piggie book series. Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books – brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators. The books are recommended for kids ages 6-8 years old.

Other books in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series include:

  • The Cookie Fiascoby Dan Santat (2016)
  • We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller (2016)
  • The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper (2017)

This awesome new book is by the multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier and it turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. The book is a beautifully drawn piece of art that is paired with rich, rhyming dialogue for kids to enjoy. As you can see from the pics, the visuals are very vibrant and it creates a powerful reading experience.

As a family with wayyyyyy too many shoes and who goes on many shoe-shopping adventures, this book was a great read for us during story time. It allows us to connect with the kids on something we all love and know – shoes! We added to our shoe themed story time with this fun DIY.

Here is how to make them!

First you download and print our happy little shoe charm images onto some printable plastic shrink paper. You then put on your over to warm up to 350 degrees.

You then cut out each charm image along the black line. Make sure to cut off all the black lines. You and your kids can do the cutting together. You can print out and make as many as you’d like.

Once all your pieces are cut out, use your hole puncher to punch out the black circles on each side. This is where you’ll pull the shoelaces through. You’ll then put them on a baking sheet and bake them for 3 minutes. I baked 3-4 at a time on my baking sheet. Once they have shrunk down and are pulled out of the oven after 3 minutes, let them cool completely.

You can then start decorating your shoelaces on your sneakers or shoes with these fun shoe charms.

You just pull the laces through the holes on the charm and begin to lace your shoes or sneakers.

You can fit 3-4 charms on a shoe, but it depends on how tall and big the shoe is.

Pair them with some fun rainbow laces to make your sneakers extra colorful!

How fun are these folks? We loved making them!

Your kids will have a blast showing off their favorite charms on their shoes.

You can actually put these on anything that laces up as well.

They are the perfect little accessories for your kids to enjoy and make during their fun story time.

Get your copy of the new Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series, It’s Shoe Time by Bryan Collier and make yourself some cute shoelace charms today!

I hope you enjoy this book and DIY as much as we do!

For more info on this amazing book series visit their Official Website and Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter! You can also heck out Disney Books on Facebook and Instagram!

Thanks so much to Disney-Hyperion for partnering with me on this amazing book series!

And a special thanks to you for supporting the amazing brands like this one that help keep this Brite & Bubbly party going!

 

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