I started off getting him a pair of Crocs from Ebay (You can also look at your local thrift stores). I was glad I found this light colored pair in his size, because the lighter the color, the less paint you will need.
These happened to be a pair of tan colored University of Alabama themed ones. I threw them in the washing machine with warm water, a little laundry detergent and bleach. This not only disinfected them, it also prepped and primed them to accept the paint.
I then picked up the brightest yellow acrylic paint I could find at the local craft store. I was happy to find it in a Gloss formula! Makes it pop more!! Make sure you use acrylic otherwise it will rub off and not set good.
I just used a basic sponge brush to paint the shoes. This is how they looked after just one coat! The paint goes on pretty easy!
I could have left the straps red, and they would have still looked good, but I wanted to cover up the Alabama logo and I thought glossy black was more of a classic look for the Mickey Mouse Shoes. The black also helped to cover the red up better. For painting the straps, I used a regular small paint brush with a clean fine tooth edge.
This how they looked after just one coat. I could have left them at that, but over a week's time, I added a coat or two each night becuase I wanted them to really stand out and be super bright and glossy!
Here is the finished project! They look perfect!
For the Mickey Mouse Shorts, I just got red shorts from the thrift store, and cut out two large circles of white felt. I sewed them on by hand with big stitches so I can easily remove them afterwards, but you could sew them on permanently if you wanted them for Disney Bounding!
What are some cool DIY Disney project you have made??