They are similar to the pair Rachel's physical therapist loaned her. (Supply list is based on assuming you already have a jigsaw available)
Plywood 1/2 inch wide (each shoe is 10 inches long by 5.75 inches at the widest point)
Template (see Wooden Platform Shoes template under the pages section on this blog)
1- 4 inch wide snap in drain
1/4 inch long screws
Shelf lining or another non slip material for bottoms of shoes
Using the template trace the wooden platform shoe pattern onto your plywood. You only need 1 template for both shoes. Cut out the wooden platform out of your plywood.
Grandpa Bill then painted the top and sides of the shoes.
Bottom view of snap in drain
Inside view of snap in drain
Grandpa Bill cut the snap in drain in half. Next he removed a large portion of the inside mesh pattern of the drain. If you do not cut out the inside mesh pattern of the drain your child's foot will not lay flat.
The painted view of the drain cut in half with the mesh pattern cut out.
I added Fray Check to the ends of each ribbon.
I sewed along both edges of the velcro and ribbon to make straps.
Finished straps. Repeat until you have a total of 4 pairs of straps.
You can also line the bottom of the wooden shoes with poesy grip or shelf lining to help prevent sliding.