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DIY Disney • Pixar’s “Inside Out” Themed Shoes

    These DIY Disney • Pixar’s “Inside Out” Inspired Shoes are deceptively easy to recreate and a fun craft for fans of the movie.

DIY Disney's "Inside Out" Themed Shoes

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out. 

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness  isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.  

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.

DIY Disney's "Inside Out" Themed Shoes

DIY Disney’s “Inside Out” Themed Shoes

Materials Needed:

1 pair white tennis shoes
old newspaper
tape (duct tape or painters tape will work)
drawing pencil
acrylic paint (or fabric paint)….black, red, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
small paint brushes/stencil  sponges (round tip)

DIY Disney's "Inside Out" Themed Shoes


Remove the laces from each shoe.

Tape around the sole of each shoe so that paint will not get on it.

Stuff each toe with old newspaper.

Outline the Inside Out head with pencil. Left shoe place the outline of the head to the left side just an inch or so to the centre.  Right shoe place the outline of the head straight on the centre.

Using the Inside Out  colours and a stencil round head sponge dot on the colours randomly on each shoe. Avoid the outline of the head.

Outline the head first and colour in the head in black paint.

Allow to dry overnight.


 These DIY Disney • Pixar’s "Inside Out" Inspired Shoes are deceptively easy to recreate and a fun craft for fans of the movie.


kathy downey

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

I picked up some white sneakers like this for the girls we are hoping to paint then up for summer fun on the weekend

kathy downey

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Come Spring we aere going to try this

Stephanie LaPlante

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

Such a cute idea!