Introduction: Transform Recycled Cardboard Into Shoes
Below you will see a step by step process of how to take leftover cardboard and transform it into functional shoes in 2 styles.
Step 1: Find the Right Size for Your Shoe and Trace the Base Shape, Then Cut It Out
Step 2: Repeat the Cutouts and Layer Until Your Desired Thickness
Step 3: Add Half Pieces to Make the Heel Higher Than the Ball of the Foot
Step 4: Draw and Cut the Heel Piece, Wet the Cardboard So That It Is Malleable
Step 5: Form the Pieces Into the Correct Shape and Let Them Dry Into the Form
Step 6: Cut Out the Toe Piece and Wet to Form to the Rounded Shape
Step 7: Cut a Rounded Piece and Two Toe Pieces, Glue Together and Form Into a Mounded Shape
Step 8: Cut and Glue Side Forms to Each Side of the Shoe
Step 9: Wet Some Cardboard and Form an Insert for the Shoe's Sole
Step 10: Cut and Glue Two Strips to Be Laced Up
Step 11: Using a Hole Punch, Create Holes for the Laces and Cut a Thin Strip of Cardboard Paper for the Lace
Step 12: Lace Up Each Shoe Using the Holes and Strips
Step 13: Cut a Long Strip and Pull Off on Side of the Cardboard to Make It More Flexible. Hot Glue It Around the Perimeter of the Shoe
Step 14: Use Mod Podge to Coat the Shoes and Waterproof Them. Add Rubber to the Soles for Traction.
Step 15: Your Final Product Is Wearable, Waterproof Shoes, With Sole Traction Made Out of 100% Recycled Cardboard.
Step 16: Let's Make a New Style of Shoes!
Step 17: Trace and Cut Your Two New Soles
Step 18: Trace and Cut the Heel Shape and Cut As Many Pieces Until You Have the Desired Heel Height
Step 19: Stack the Cut Heel Pieces and Glue Them Together
Step 20: Line Up the Heel Piece With the Cut Out Sole and Glue Together
Step 21: Cut Strips to the Desired Width of Your Shoe Straps. Make Sure to Cut Cross Grain So That You Can Condition the Cardboard by Bending It Into Rounded Shapes
Step 22: Tape the Strips Across the Sole to Form the Desired Straps
Step 23: Once They Are All Taped in Place and You Check That It Fits Your Foot, Go in With a Glue Gun and Secure the Pieces Firmly
Step 24: Add a Strip of Paper Around the Heel to Give It a Smooth Finish and Then Use Mod Podge to Coat the Whole Shoe
Step 25: Attach Velcro or Any Other Fastener Around the Ankle Strap So That You Can Take It on and Off
Step 26: Now You Have 2 Styles of Fully Functional, Water Proof Shoes Made Out of Recycled Cardboard!
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