When you look at the soles of your shoes, you might not expect that other objects can be added to them to help with the traction that you have when you’re walking. Some parents are making others wonder why glue pennies to shoes as this is a trend that is becoming popular with children of all ages. Looking at pennies on the soles of shoes could make you think that it could be done in order to keep them together or to keep them from getting lost. The reason for putting pennies on shoes is because they can be used for tap dancing. Typical tap shoes are often very expensive, and since pennies sound similar to the metal that is on the bottom of the shoes, pennies are an inexpensive option.
If you want to transform your child’s shoes into a pair of tap shoes, all you have to do is apply a small amount of glue to a few pennies before sticking them on the soles. Try to use a pair of shoes that your child doesn’t wear all the time as it can be difficult to get all of the glue removed. Let the glue dry, and your child will be able to tap dance away without spending a lot of money. You can glue pennies to your own shoes as well if you enjoy tapping or if you want to make a little noise while you’re dancing or walking.
You can add pennies to any kind of shoe including sneakers or dress shoes. If your child doesn’t want to dance, they might think that having pennies on their shoes is a fun way to play outdoors or show off to their friends. The pennies can also turn dull and boring shoes into those that have a little shimmer and shine on them. If you don’t want to glue pennies on the bottom of each shoe, you can glue them along the edges so that they shine when your child walks outside. They can also be arranged in a design on the top of each shoe.
After the pennies are on the bottom of your child’s shoes or on the bottom of your own shoes, you’ll hear a nice clicking sound that will make you feel like you’re wearing your Sunday best dress shoes instead of those that are plain and ordinary. A detail to keep in mind when you glue pennies to your shoes is that you want to make sure they are placed evenly apart. One or two can be glued at the top of the bottom of the shoe with others positioned in the middle and some along the base. If you’re gluing them to make tap shoes, then you want to add pennies to both ends of the shoes so that they are evenly spaced to create the noise that is desired when your child is dancing. If there are crevices on the shoes, then pennies can be placed over them as a way to create an even surface.