Hardwood floors are beautiful.  Toddlers running around in socks, slipping and sliding on those hardwood floors, not so beautiful. Whether you have wood, tile, linoleum, laminate, marble, or pretty much anything other than carpet, you have undoubtedly experienced this.  These DIY no-slip socks are a super easy and cheap way to keep your little one on their feet.


To make your own no-slip socks, all you need are a few pairs of socks (just grab a few pairs from your child’s drawer!), some puffy paint (the color I used was called Christmas Red), and about 5 minutes.

Simply lay the socks flat, and paint some simple shapes, lines, letters, or whatever design you would like on the bottom of each sock. You can be as simple or elaborate as you would like with your designs.  Just remember that the paint may crack after repeated washings, so the dots and short lines usually look better in the long run.

Lay out the socks and let the paint dry for 24 hours.

Put them on your little one and let them run up and down the hallway.  And you can sit back and relax, not worrying about them knocking their front teeth out when they slip and fall, again.  Now I just need to figure out how to keep her from tripping…

These are so quick and easy to make, and would be a perfect stocking stuffer!