This week our Five in a Row book is A pair of red clogs by Masako Matsuno. This is about a Japanese girl and her pair of new, red clogs. The clogs get damaged whilst playing and she is tempted to deceive her mother in order to obtain a new pair.
I wanted to make some "clogs" for the children to decorate and use in a game mentioned in the book.
The clogs were made from recycled materials-excluding the paint. The bases were made from cardboard. They should be made from wood but I haven't done any woodwork since I was about 12. My other, and more relevant reason is that the children love walking around in real Dutch wooden clogs but they are so noisy on wood floors!
The bases are rectangles cut just larger than the child's foot. The thongs were made from old ribbon knotted under each hole.
This is linked to It's playtime.