If your little one is wild about Wookies, they’ll go gaga over these DIY Chewbacca Shoes! Follow along as we use acrylic paint and a piece of felt to transform a basic pair of canvas shoes into a hairball you’re sure to love!
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Chewbacca, also known as “Chewie” by his best buds, may be 8 feet tall but this lovable and loyal friend is the perfect inspiration for a new set of kicks for your Star Wars fan. He might’ve been co-piloting the Millennium Falcon, but now he can help pilot your walk in the park with these DIY Chewbacca shoes.
DIY Chewbacca Supplies:
- White canvas shoes (I got these at Walmart!)
- Acrylic paint – black, shades of browns, and shades of greys
- Paintbrushes – skinny and wide widths
- Painter’s Tape
- Felt – brown
- Embroidery Needle and brown thread
- Optional: brown shoelaces
First, cover the sole of your canvas shoes with painter’s tape.
Remove the laces and cover the body and tongue of the shoes with dark brown acrylic paint.
Use a mix of browns, black and tan paints to draw lines of different widths on the shoes, like Chewbacca’s hair.
Once dry, paint a black strap along the top of the shoe. Add grey boxes so it resembles Chewie’s bandolier.
Cut two pieces of brown felt in the shape shown. Paint more hair and Chewbacca’s face onto these felt shapes.
Once dry, sew or glue these brown shapes onto the tongue of the shoe. They will fold down to cover the laces when worn so these are only attached at the top underside of the tongue. Tip: if you go the sewing route, use an embroidery needle which is typically stronger than the regular sewing needle.
Remove the painter’s tape and add laces to the shoe and they’re ready to be worn.
While Peter Mayhem, the original actor who played Chewbacca has sadly passed on, the friendly nature of this furry friend can live on in the form of your newly painted kicks!
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