The life-saving, high style, eco-friendly emergency flip flops!
Step 1: Get Your Materials Together
- A piece (or pieces) of stiff cardboard about 4 square feet in size.
- A box cutter or razor blade
- a pair of scissors
- a pencil
- Some Gorilla Glue
- two plastic shopping bags
- Paint or markers for decoration (optional)
Step 2: Make the Layers
Cut out this first shape and use it to stencil 12 shapes, 6 left and 6 right. Flip the shape to get the other foot.
Using the box cutter and scissors, cut out the remaining 11 shapes.
Step 3: Glue the Layers Together
Glue 4 layers together
Glue the other 2 layers together
Set the four parts aside to dry for about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Add the Holes for the Straps
Mark with a pencil where you want the straps to go through the shoe
Use a pencil or other sharp object of similar size to push 3 holes through the cardboard layers.
Step 5: Begin Making the Straps
Step 6: Tie Knots in the Straps
You should have a tail on the other end of about 2 inches.
The first knot to the last should measure about 6 inches.
Step 7: Join the Strap
Step 8: Attach the Straps
Push the other ends into the back openings.
Pull through each end until the knot is flush with the top of the layer.
Test the shoe on your foot to make sure it fits, pull out the straps a little if needed.
Step 9: Glue the Layers Together
Step 10: Let It All Dry
Leave for at least 6 hours; preferably overnight.
Step 11: Show Off Your New Shoes
Place them in the trunk of your car for emergencies or maybe next to your back door for the next time you need to run outside.