Animal Boots for Big Kids

Size Chart + Materials List

Snarl. Roar. Meow. Neigh. There's a little bit of a wild spirit in all of us! 
Children love to wear these super fun slippers - and what's more - they stay-on the most active feet!   Indulge their imagination with over 13 animals to choose from.  Perfect for Waldorf indoor shoes.

PDF Pattern Features:
  • Easy, clear, step-by-step instructions
  • Stay on well due to the cleverly enclosed elastic.  
  • Fully lined with no exposed seams, little feet stay comfy and cosy.
  • 13 different animals to choose from: Tiger, Giraffe, Bat, Fox, Deer, Lion, Kitty Cat, Froggie, Ladybird, Snail, Dino, Dragon and Shark
  • These make fantastic, inexpensive presents for kindy/school friends
  • Sizes 18m - 9 years approx. (12 sizes)  Animal Baby Shoes are available for smaller children
  • Adventurous beginner - intermediate, depending on animal chosen.   


Twig + Tale Wild Things Boots Illustrations


View printable boot size chart | View sizes + materials list | View pattern FAQs 

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to wool blankets, shrunken sweaters, suiting weight wool skirts or trousers and leather/corduroy garments for inspiration. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

ive made the fox shoes size not sure if they'llfit fairly easy..ill give them to the little girl next

Fun pattern

My son loves his triceratops boots

Perfect as always!

So many options! I can't wait to sew up all the animals <3

Pretty and easy!

I made the kitty boots for my 4 year old. I found the instructions fairly straight forward, though I got a bit stuck with the sole and not understanding which sides to place together. I just asked in the Facebook group for clarification and got that pretty instantly. My daughter loves her kitty boots!

Wild Things Boots

Easy pattern to follow. Instructions are clear.

so cute!!

clear instructions and easy to assemble pattern pieces. I wish i was better at embroidery to do these cuties justice!!

Super cute comfy slippers

I love these little slippers. I made some ladybirds for a 5yr old gift, and her face was a picture of delight when she saw them! They are comfy and easy to put on and off. Great directions (it was my first attempt at footwear). I love how you can use up all sorts of cosy scraps, and upcycle! I'm already planning the next ones. Thanks for a great pattern

Great pattern

The pattern is well written and comes together easily. I modified the pattern to use as boot covers for a costume for my son. He loved them.

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Animal Boots Size Chart + Materials List

Animal Boot size guide 

Click here for the printable Twig + Tale Boot Size Chart for measuring your child's foot.

Suggested fabrics 

Exterior:  This pattern is suitable for most medium weight woven fabrics.  Soft wool blends (my favourite), denim, cord and other fabrics  with reasonable structure will work well.  Softer fabrics such as fleece will create a slouchier boot.   

You can use recycled felted sweaters, which do make a lovely cosy boot - although you may need to go up a size or two to accommodate the thicker fabric.  Instructions on how to felt a sweater are at the bottom this page.

Lining: Light weight cotton, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.
Insoles: Wool from felted woolen sweater or blanket. 
Soles: Suede, leather, corduroy, denim, or similar sturdy fabric.  For sizes intended for a walking baby/toddler, please be aware that fabric soles can be slippery, so applying a non-slip treatment is recommended.
Ears/Antennae/Horns:  Non-fray fabric such as felt, fleece, suede or leather.

Fabric & notion requirements


Animal specific notions

How to felt a sweater

To start with, you need to source a sweater made from natural animal fibres, such as wool, mohair, cashmere, angora, or merino wool.  Check that the percentage of natural fibres is at least 80% - otherwise it will not felt.  “Superwash” or "machine washable" wools will not felt.

Wash your sweater on a hot wash using a regular laundry powder.  Do not use a gentle wool cycle or wool detergent, as they are designed NOT to felt your wool!  You may need to put it through a hot wash twice.  If you have a dryer, that will also help felt your sweater.  Use the hottest setting.

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