Celebrate the birth of a little one with these fab baby shoes, which you can accessorise with your favourite patterned papers, ribbon and charms. Use a couple of ribbon bows from your stash on the buckle In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps needed on how to make baby shoes. It’s easy with our free baby shoe template.
If you fancy getting creative with more new baby gifts, check out our baby craft section, where you can knit mittens, hats, comforters, softies, clothes, toys, cushions and much more!
How to make papercraft baby shoes
You Will Need
- Pattern paper
- Brads, also called split pins
Using the templates, cut out all the baby shoe shapes from patterned paper. Be sure to mark the centre lines. Cut another baby shoe sole from a piece of card.
Crease the tabs by gently folding them over and then line up the centre lines on the patterned paper with the centre line on the card sole of the shoe.
Apply tacky PVA glue to the tabs with a cocktail stick. Work your way around the shoe sticking the tabs in place. Apply glue to where the paper overlaps at the side of the shoe. If you don’t have tacky PVA, you can use any adhesive!
Cover the paper tabs with the patterned paper sole. If your paper isn’t double-sided, insert a patterned lining for the shoe to cover the paper and create a fun insole for your baby shoe.
Glue on the lace trim and attach the strap to the shoe using a brad and a glue dot. Stitch two stacked buttons together and layer them to the end of the shoe strap with a bow.
To finish, carefully apply a line of white Enamel Accents dots along the front of the shoe for decoration and allow to dry. Decorate the finished shoe with buttons, bows and lace. If you don’t have enamel dots, then Stickles or good old adhesive gems work just as well!
Download your free baby shoe template:
To download the template, click on the link below the image and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the sheet. There are is one template PDF to download for the project.