I’ve been seeing things pop up where parents are glueing pennies to the bottom of their kids’ shoes and at first I was confused. My first thought was, is it to help keep them close? But nope, the actual reason is quite brilliant.
The trend started with one mom who saw a need and found an easy and inexpensive way to solve it.
The problem? Tap dance shoes are EXPENSIVE (a good pair can cost $30+) so, she decided to make her own.
Simply take a pair of your kids shoes (preferably a pair they don’t wear often) and glue pennies on the top and bottom. Then BAM they have tap dancing shoes and it cost you pennies to make, literally!
If your kids like to make noise, here’s a fun new way! Glue Pennies on the bottoms of their play shoes, and voila! pic.twitter.com/gBdTo3wAlq
— Yankee Toy Box (@YankeeToyBox) April 21, 2014
And parents everywhere are doing the same.
Don’t have a tap dancer?
You can do the same thing and just allow your kid to head outside to make some noise. Just imagine all the fun they’ll have!
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