I am pretty sure it's a universal thing that kids slip and slide with socks on hard floors. Just the other day Elliott slipped and hit his head. So I thought I would make some anti-slip socks to help prevent any future head injuries. They are really, really easy to make and you can get creative with the designs you put on the bottom. I am planning on making some more and putting little dashes on the bottom. How are these anti-slip? Well, there's this little product called Plasti dip. It's found at the hardware store for about $6 and is used primarily for adding grip to tools, etc. It's flexible, washable and grippy so I thought it would work great. And wouldn't you know it, it does! They feel just like the grippy socks you buy at the store, but better because you made them! Let's get started, shall we?
To make your own you will need:
- Plasti Dip
- Pencil with eraser
- Paint brush
Put a piece of cardboard about the same size as the sock inside the sock to keep the plasti dip from seeping through. To make the polka dot pattern, just dip the pencil eraser into a little bit of the plasti dip and stamp away! You will want to do at least five or six coats, but don't worry. This stuff dries really quickly. It took me a total of three minutes to make one pair. To make the striped grips, use some tape to mark off your stripes and paint the plasti dip on. Again, you will want several coats. Once it's dry, remove the cardboard and tape and you're done!