For the past few weeks, J has been cruising the floors with sheer vigor, in what his Uncle Ryan lovingly coined, “the inchworm.” He’s finally starting to get his knees up to crawl and I cringe as the poor little things scuff along our hardwood floors! Since it’s been a bit more chilly lately, I’ve noticed J tends to skid with his pants on the floor, or the foam pads we have down for protection. This got me thinking and searching Pinterest…and here’s what I came up with!
How to make skid-proof knee pads for the crawler in your life (no sewing necessary!)!!
Let’s get started!
- 2 PAIR of tube socks (4 socks total)
- hot glue gun
- hot glue stick
Collect 4 tube socks that you can cut up. I went through Matt’s sock drawer for some holey heeled socks, I knew he had hidden in his drawer.
Cut off the bottom of the socks, where the “tube” part ends. Set aside the bottom socks without holes (if there are any!) for another sensory activity!
Plug in your glue gun to get warmed. Then, insert the tube of one sock, into the tube of another sock. Make sure the cut ends are in the same direction. Do this for both pair. Leave a 1/4 to 1/2 inch space at the top of the inside tube sock.
Fold the socks up an inch from the raveled side.
Dabble three dots of hot glue on the inside sock edge.
Fold over the top edge down so that no raveled edges are left!
Lastly, add a few lines of hot glue in the middle of the socks to act as a “gripper” when dried. You’re finished!
Baby J has chunky legs, so I put the frayed, glued side up on his thighs and the elastic side falls around his mid shin. If your baby has thinner legs, you can put the elastic on first so the knee pads stay up!
Look how cute your baby will look, and how much his little knees will thank you!