Purple Toes: The Book & Activity

Purple Toes

We love to read and love to do art & are participating in Michelle’s st+ART activities found in her blog, A Mommy’s Adventures, with the book, My Purple Toes, by Blair Hahn.     My Purple Toes is about a Dad who decides to be silly and enjoy being different by painting his toes purple .   He then discusses the reactions of his family members (embarrassment and giggles) to his purple toes and the fun places his toes get to go wiggle.


We traced our toes on papers and then colored in our feet with crayon.     And then to be ultra-silly, we fingerpainted our papers with our shaving cream fingerpaint recipe using pink and blue paint (making purple).   Just like the Dad in the story liked feeling the grass wiggle between his purple toes, our kids had fun wiggling their toes in finger paint.   I will say that this is a one-on-one activity.   We had purple paint all over our kitchen floor by the time they were done!

Drawing our purple toes

And of course, after reading a book about how a Dad painted his nails, we couldn’t end the day without painting our own! Too bad we don’t have any purple nail polish! Quirky E enjoyed getting to “work on fine motor skills” as she painted her toes nails “all by herself”, just like the Dad in our story, she wasn’t embarrassed a bit!

painting our toenails


  1. I would love to win a copy of this book for my kiddies, i love teaching them to be different and to not always follow the norm
    plus what kid would not want to hear about a dad painting his toes purple..lol

  2. That book looks adorable! Sign me up for your give-away on this one:)

  3. Catherine says:

    Looks like a fun book! Thanks.

  4. How fun! My son loves painting with his feets… he would probably want to do this too…

    Would LOVE for you to come and link up at my brand new Kids Get Crafty every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art. Current link up is here: http://www.redtedart.com/?p=3056 Link stays open all week!

    Hope to “see” you there!

    Red Ted Art

  5. How fun.. I love this idea! Jalyn would probably LOVE doing this 🙂

  6. I would love to win this book. I’ve never painted my daughter’s toenails but if I won the book, I might have an excuse to! Coming through from stART

  7. I love the toes, and my daughter loves to get her toes painted. Maybe our name will be drawn 🙂

  8. Oh my daughter would love this! She loves purple painted toes, lol. Your project turned out really cute.

  9. how much fun would this be in the spring outside when we explore the color purple. and i know, thought i haven’t yet discovered it, that there is a tie-in to fathers day here. lol. my students would think a dad with purple toes rocks !

  10. This book looks like so much fun! My girls would love it.

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  11. Too fun! Thanks for the giggles, too!
    Sweetness & light,

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