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Designer Flip-flops | Shoe Crafts for Kids

Designer Flip-flops

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Here's a fun and quick project that will have your kids stepping out in summer's latest foot fashions.

Materials

  • Cloth ribbon, fringe, or similar trim
  • Scissors
  • Flip-flops with foam soles and foam or fabric straps
  • Low-temperature glue gun

Instructions

  1. Choose a trim and cut a length to fit around the outer wall of each sole with a 1/2-inch overlap. Cut separate pieces of trim for the left and right sides of the foot strap, as well (again, the pieces should overlap 1/2 inch where the ends meet in the center).
  2. To attach the trim to the sole, evenly apply a line of hot glue to a 2-inch section of the foam, using the low-temperature glue gun tip to quickly spread it to a width that's slightly narrower than the ribbon. Firmly press the end of the trim onto the glued portion so that it sticks well, then smooth it toward the unglued section. Continue applying glue and attaching the trim in 2-inch increments until you've fully circled the sole.
  3. Use the same method to attach the 2 pieces of strap trim. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before your child takes her newly decorated footwear for a walk.

Variations:

Matching Beach Hat: For a matching summer cap, you can attach trim using a nontoxic fabric glue (we recommend Delta's Stitchless washable fabric glue).

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