Picture of Duct Tape Flip Flops
Flip flops are fun and easy to wear, and even more so when made out of duct tape!

All you'll need is duct tape, a pair of flip flops, scissors,a pen, and a template of your flip flop.

To make this just trace your flip flops on some cardboard and cut the shapes out.

For this project, it would look a lot prettier if I had used colored duct tape, but I lost my purple duct tape and I'm too lazy to buy more.
This is my first project, and i hope you like it!
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Step 1: Lots of duct tape

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Cover one template with duct tape. Front and back. Don't skimp on this, unless you want crappy flip flops! It should look like a big rectangle. Then trim the edges so it actually looks like a shoe again. Step on this with the right (correct) foot and mark the spot in between your big toe and the other one next to it with the pen.

Step 2: The tab thingy

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*****Warning***** This part can be tricky of you don't look at the pictures. Look at them!

Measure the height of your big toe and add 1/4 inch to that height. Then multiply that number by four. Cut a half strip of duct tape that length. Then make a tab with it- see the first picture. Line up the fold on the bottom with the mark you make and tape it to the base! Try it on to see if it's comfortable.

Making the straps is a very inaccurate process.

To make the straps, Make a Strip out of duct tape by folding a long piece of duct tape in half. Then put your foot on the shoe-pad with the tab between your toes and tape the strip and tape it to the tab, curve over your foot, and tape it to the bottom of the pad. Then cut a half strip of duct tape and secure the inside of the strap with the pad. (see picture) Repeat with the other strap. Then place a half strip of duct tape over the 'valley' made by the two straps. (see the picture)
NOODLE!4 years ago
most flip-flops have a 1/2-1" pad on the bottom. these ones are paper thin. what can you use that would actually feel like flip-flops?
and7barton6 years ago
Can I make trousers using the same method ?
watermelonhead (author)  and7barton6 years ago
yes, you can also make hats, vests and all sorts of crap. search "duct tape"
hats are hard you can really only make hats that sit on your heard like a top hat or a large baseball hat.
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and the one behind it is another hat and the one behind that is another hat. The only reason why I only have this one hat is because its for my friend and I wanted to show her the hat.
that hat is one of the few types of hats i said you can make
Oh sorry well I think any hat can be doable
ive tried to make hats like a winter knit hat but because duct ape doesn't stretch it is impossible. like actually. (for certain types of hats)
Oh you could probly do the hat your talking about my weaving the duct tape just It will not be stretchy and will easily fall of.
so it wouldn't really work
Well there could be possible ways to make it by using multiple rubber bands in a certain pattern
mmmm... yah...
Use painters tape! It's kinda stretchy! :) Maybe that will work!
watermelonhead (author)  nuget19955 years ago
That blue tape?
Maybe a litlle. It is kinda stretchy,
thats well good :)
if you do post a picture please :)
yes u can. 1 time i made underwer w/ duk tap but the didnt fit
Eric956 years ago
For extra comfort you can use a mousepad for the bottom!
nice idea or a piece of foam? :)
sharlston6 years ago
i like your website matt!!! :)
Matt214976 years ago
You like duct tape too?
watermelonhead (author)  Matt214976 years ago
Yes- it's awesome
Yeah I have made so much stuff in fact I have a website its small right now but I hope to add more of my future projects to it.
watermelonhead (author)  Matt214976 years ago
yea i went there I LIKES TEH FLAMINGO!
Thank you.
queen roo6 years ago
i just did this like yesterday! it turned out nice! not really any support though so if you have trouble with your feet, like cover a Dr. scholls pad and use that for the bottom
saxophones6 years ago
This is so cool! I will try this! thanks for the idea
watermelonhead (author)  saxophones6 years ago
thank you!
thank you!
thank you!
Iman4466 years ago
Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you! Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you! Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you!