Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Bag Cowboy Boots

A couple weeks ago we had a Wild West theme. I haven't done this theme in several years and it was fun to get back in the saddle again. (Sorry -- couldn't resist!) One of our projects was making cowboy/cowgirl boots. I got the idea from Momstown Calgary.
We pretty much followed their directions. I found a boot template from a quick google search, enlarged it to fit the paper bag and cut out a bunch of them from different colored construction paper. The kids decorated them with circle and star confetti/sequins.
I also photocopied some spurs that I found in the July/August Teacher Idea Book. Those were glued on around the ankle and decorated as well.

I had actually considered cutting out the bottom of the bags so the kids could wear them, but then I thought they would all get crushed and destroyed as they walked around.
But paper bag boots fit their legs/feet perfectly, so it's definitely an option! I told the kids they could cut the bottoms out when they got home if they wanted to. Still love how they turned out, though!


2 comments:

Alicia Hall said...

I'm loving your cowboy theme! I think another cool craft to do with the kids can be making diy shoe birdhouses. Check out the cowboy ones they're adorable http://www.jampaper.com/blog/10-trendy-shoe-birdhouses/

Betsy said...

Those are really cute birdhouses, Alicia! Thanks for sharing them. What a great idea!