Introduction: Webbed Fingers

 it a fairly simple way to give yourself webbed hands for those days your just feel fishy

things you will need
 liquid latex ( i use brand X)
card stock

trace hand on card stock , if it helps make little tabs to help hold the card in place. cut them out and place in between your finger.  the latex really just cover it on there , you are going to have to go over your hand a few times let it dry and go over it again ( try not to let it touch itself it will stick and then your going to have to start over, when it is a little dry but some baby powder or makeup sealer on it this will help so it wont stick to itself .once done you can paint over it with face/body paints .the paints with oil in them gives a better look, the water based ones dry better . 


MiloFrangiPani (author)2013-08-02

How can i get them off?

Soap and water

nogoodnikki (author)2011-08-16

i want to thanks everyone who commented and added some nice ways to make the hands water prof .... given the time i plan on trying out some of your suggestions and will TRY and make a new video ...

thansk again

flamingo123 (author)2011-06-21

i want a pair that are water proof

bdoggy45 (author)flamingo1232011-08-16

wait there not water prof that was the whole reason i watched this

nogoodnikki (author)bdoggy452011-08-16

sorry for the disappointment i was not makeing them for swimming i was doing it for an out of water costume, but if you wanted them water prof there are alot of good comments with helpfull hints .... sorry this was not what you where looking for ,

laurent123 (author)2011-05-10

i made mine out of all liquid laytex by making cardboard fingerwebs and pushing them into plado and filling it with about 2 millemeters thick of liquid laytex (like four layers) then atached them to my hand, it was wateproof and moved quite welll with my hands

yoshie257 (author)2011-05-08

use glue for water proof

killerx (author)2011-05-07

Now if you could get them water proof and made for feet :]

ralph1e (author)2011-05-03

awesome now please make them waterproof

happybuilder (author)2011-05-02

haha those would be awesome for freestyle and butterfly!

seabananers (author)2011-05-01

this is reminding me so much of the book "The Roar"

Apxeon (author)seabananers2011-05-01

i know right!?

seabananers (author)Apxeon2011-05-02

i cant wait for the sequel this fall

just2drops (author)2011-05-02

i had done some work on liquid latex before,,,
you can try curing the latex once applied with diluted acetic acid or vinegar..(spraying works best, i used an old windex bottle)
the latex hardens and will become waterproof and wont tear that easily..
you could infact remove your webbed glove like a glove..
id also suggest adding another layer of latex on to the cured glove to strengthen it.
nice work.. brings back memories

bizshop (author)2011-05-01

To make webbed fingers you use while swimming, get the wide industrial velcro. Wear a pair of gloves (latex or rubber kitchen gloves. Spread your fingers and attach the velcro in strips across your fingers top and bottom, so the velcro meshes/engages between fingers. This makes a very easy webbed effect and is instantly removable.

scoochmaroo (author)2011-04-28

This is awesome. Do they make you swim faster?

nogoodnikki (author)scoochmaroo2011-04-28

i wish, no once they get wet the lose their power and fall apart

Garasvaldi (author)nogoodnikki2011-05-01

have you tried adding a few more layers of latex and brushing latex out from the webs down to the wrist?

toad (author)2011-04-29

try plastic dip avalible at hardware stores (may be toxic)to make this water proof.

mg0930mg (author)toad2011-05-01


xxxpatsabxxx (author)2011-05-01

amazing! i can see someone in the near future making them waterproof. they would be great to use while surfing.

Mechanic2011 (author)2011-05-01

If you use latex on your bare hands won't it be difficult to remove when you are done with your costume party?

Would it work better if you use some latex rubber gloves that are skin tight like surgical gloves ?
You can get those most anywhere.
For the webbing, a person could use small scraps of rubber roofing membrane to be glued between the fingers either with the latex or perhaps some silicone sealer.
Just be sure to scrub the coating off of the rubber very well or it won't stick at all .

I'm not sure about the material compatibility between the silicone and the latex materials though or perhaps the silicone based latex sealer would be better.
If done right they could even be water proof depending on how they are sealed to the forearms or wrists.

TheRevJester (author)2011-05-01

One product that may work (mostly latex, but has some kind of solvents in it that make it dry quickly and waterproof) would be Tear Mender. "Bish's Original" which also happens to be my favorite way to patch my Carharts and any other piece of clothing now. Instant permanent! 15 minutes waterproof. I work at a True Value and I know that you can order some through them, maybe through their website?

FO The Turk (author)2011-05-01

vulcanizing is what you need I think. That means you have to hold your hand over some sulphurous gas or vapour! Check it in the net.

TygerCub (author)2011-05-01

Try the same method, but next time wear a fitted latex glove. The latex paint will stick to the latex of the glove and should be reusable. If you use a strip of cellophane wrap across the palm-side of your fingers it should be water worthy. You will have to do several layers, and use baby powder to keep it from sticking to itself, but the principle is the same. Just make sure the glove is relatively tight so water doesn't get inside the glove as you swim.

shadow123456 (author)2011-04-30


fozzy13 (author)2011-04-28

This is really cool! Now only to find a way to make them hold together in water..

nogoodnikki (author)fozzy132011-04-29

i know that would be really cool, but they are still really fun

Polarize (author)2011-04-28

Nice! now to see if they survive while swimming :P

nogoodnikki (author)Polarize2011-04-28

unfortunately these can't get wet or they will fall apart

Polarize (author)nogoodnikki2011-04-28

shame... still very awesome though :)

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