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Duck Tape® Flip-Flops

Ducktivity provided by Duck® Brand

If the shoe fits, make it out of Duck Tape®! By following these simple instructions, you can make Duck Tape® flip-flops for every occassion this summer.

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Supplies and Tools:

  • Duck Tape®
  • Cardboard
  • Pen
  • Flip Flops (to trace)
  • Scissors
  • Crafting board


  • Step 1

    Trace your foot or a pair of flip-flips on cardboard to figure out what size shoe you'll need to make.

  • Step 2

    Use your scissors to cut out your design.

  • Step 3

    Cover the cardboard in Duck Tape®. To insure clean lines, start at the top and place the tape horizontally, folding over the excess tape on the bottom.

  • Step 4

    For the straps, cut a 14 in. long pice of Duck Tape® and fold it lengthwise sticky side to sticky side.

  • Step 5

    Cut a hole in the top of your flip-flop where your toe would be.

  • Step 6

    Thread the strip from step 4 through the hold and tape the middle of the strap to the bottom of the flip-flop.

  • Step 7

    Place the flip-flop on your foot to measure the length of the loops. Tape the straps ends to the bottom of the shoe.

  • Step 8

    Cover the entire bottom of the flip-flop with a layer of Duck Tape® and cut the edges to create a clean edge.

  • Step 9

    Repeat steps to make a matching pair. You can decorate and personalize your flip-flops, too!


  • maryjones123 about a month ago

  • katherine.e.r.root about a month ago
    neat. I made shoes with packing peanuts and duck tape.

  • danielle.george.984 about 2 months ago

  • brianna.ketchum.5 about 2 months ago
    cute! will try this out1

  • BCgirl98 about 2 months ago
    Will definetly try this!!!!!

  • leahmurdoch67 about 2 months ago

  • Donna Porter about 2 months ago

  • Timothy77 about 2 months ago

  • amandad36 about 2 months ago

  • FNazBD about 2 months ago

  • FNazBD about 2 months ago

  • Codi about 2 months ago
    Made these, so much fun!

  • Codi about 2 months ago
    Made these, so much fun!

  • Codi about 2 months ago
    Made these, so much fun!

  • Codi about 2 months ago
    Made these, so much fun!

  • Squishybear16 about 2 months ago
    Very easy kid loved them

  • skyy95 about 3 months ago
    love it

  • brenda307 about 3 months ago

  • vgomolka about 3 months ago
    totally awesome

  • kristy77 about 3 months ago

  • denisebuff about 3 months ago

  • blakeseig about 3 months ago
    Oh those look terrible

  • nicalydel about 3 months ago

  • judy.suehrspellman about 3 months ago
    Cute for summer!

  • mduct1 about 3 months ago

  • momdec2012 about 3 months ago

  • MomOfDaHouse about 4 months ago
    I wonder if they would be slippery when wet? Cute idea though.

  • LovesTeaching21 about 4 months ago
    IFun idea.

  • pamela.buffington about 4 months ago

  • avalero about 4 months ago

  • jamieWalker about 5 months ago

  • beaukatz about 5 months ago

  • karie007 about 5 months ago

  • mduct1 about 5 months ago

  • mommyto5kids about 5 months ago
    i want to make these

  • CarleyLouWho about 5 months ago
    Seems Like A Craft That Could Come In Handy For The Summer Months!

  • klocknerrr1 about 5 months ago

  • amoreenasmith about 6 months ago

  • jrthurmand about 6 months ago

  • Leslie@777 about 6 months ago
    good idea though they dont look like they would hold up

  • Suuf about 6 months ago

  • sam77 about 7 months ago

  • cards81835 about 7 months ago
    reminds me of when I made sandals out of cereal boxes.

  • karategirl about 7 months ago
    love this idea for spting

  • donaalex about 7 months ago

  • donaalex about 7 months ago

  • cnj6226 about 7 months ago
    These would be great to take to the beach! Just enough to keep your feet out of the burning sand!

  • marley0614 about 7 months ago
    Fun! I love my flip flops now...... :D

  • StickySituations1200 about 7 months ago
    These would be nice to sell and make money of off...

  • Littlesavedgirl about 7 months ago
    Very neat!

  • btrflygrl11 about 8 months ago

  • amortier about 8 months ago

  • dbvernon about 8 months ago
    thats different

  • tbrantley1992 about 9 months ago

  • tbrantley1992 about 9 months ago

  • beaukatz about 9 months ago

  • samantha.christie.5 about 9 months ago
    great craft for little girls.

  • tbrantley about 9 months ago

  • martabennett1971 about 9 months ago

  • luvowls about 9 months ago
    i made a pair of blue ones but i used muffin boxes they looked a little flimsy but they were worth the tape

  • shawconway about 10 months ago
    I wonder how they would hold up to wear....

  • LovelyxOdd about 10 months ago
    I wonder how comfy these are

  • christinahebert33 about 11 months ago
    i had flip flops that needed to be covered they turned out really cute fo0llowing these instructions

  • FNazBD about 11 months ago

  • Crafty duck 101 about 11 months ago
    It is cute, but it looks uncomfortable. It looks like it uses a lot of duct tape.

  • Lynnpoo about 11 months ago
    i would wear these too

  • chrkni about 12 months ago
    cute but seems liket it would be uncomfortable

  • softballdog4 about 12 months ago

  • luvowls about 12 months ago
    luv luv luv made some my self

  • creativeduck about 13 months ago

  • tikva6 about 13 months ago
    clear instructions with good pics, but how would one make the sole thicker?

  • djfields about 13 months ago

  • foofeedoo about 13 months ago

  • ImpishDragon about 14 months ago

  • erma.eggyful about 14 months ago
    I'm thinking orange is the new black laverne realness here

  • denisebuff about 14 months ago

  • debbiepowers66 about 14 months ago
    neat idea, i ownder if you can just buy the thin flip flops and do it on them too along iwth adding the tiny balloons

  • AngelaNicole about 14 months ago
    good idea!

  • undergroundandrew184 about 14 months ago
    i made a pair of these a long time ago and everybody at the beach wanted a pair

  • Bacon916 about 14 months ago
    Adorable flip flops!!!;-)

  • moonglo615 about 14 months ago
    Like this idea!

  • heartyaps about 14 months ago
    like the idea

  • joy.mccollumporter about 14 months ago

  • redgouki2 about 15 months ago
    cute idea

  • susan.smithscardina about 15 months ago

  • dotdel59 about 15 months ago

  • sherry.meeks.96 about 15 months ago
    like these

  • Kortknee711 about 16 months ago
    cute but not pratical

  • mustacheman15 about 16 months ago

  • ecassagne about 16 months ago

  • Theduckdog722 about 16 months ago
    Neat! I'm gonna make some this summer.

  • fox16 about 16 months ago
    I made these and boy are they cool

  • sassafrass103 about 16 months ago
    ohhh i love it!!

  • karkar about 16 months ago
    this is awesome i just made some for my little sister; she loves them

  • stephanie.torina about 16 months ago
    These look like the most uncomfortable things on the planet.

  • duck tape love 5 about 17 months ago
    i made some of these yesterday the are nice like they feel like real flip flops and it does not make your feet stickey after a while

  • amytremmel about 17 months ago
    I can't wait to try these!

  • musiccrazy247 about 17 months ago
    wow, never thought of making flip flops entirely out of Duck Tape! I love the idea!! Does it make your feet sticky after a while?

  • bellarachelscrafts about 18 months ago

  • aducktaper_ about 18 months ago

  • animagus731 about 18 months ago
    how could you wear these?

  • rainbow2000 about 18 months ago
    really want to try these! saving ducktivitie right now..........

  • Sparklehorn26 about 18 months ago

  • cc45 about 18 months ago

  • djfields about 19 months ago

  • citlaly45 about 19 months ago
    these are so cool but i think its a waste of duct tape

  • JBailey5 about 19 months ago

  • GUMMYBEAR about 19 months ago

  • carol.zahn1 about 19 months ago
    need to make me some of these

  • jarrasomnia about 19 months ago

  • PKozma about 19 months ago

  • soni about 20 months ago

  • sonam about 20 months ago
    something different

  • angel.forrest.14 about 20 months ago
    cool i did this at church

  • manon.dumay.716 about 20 months ago
    Very nice

  • ginacervoni about 20 months ago
    very cool!

  • cindi.hoag about 20 months ago

  • pillowback3lw1@aol.com about 20 months ago
    Love them!!!!

  • HaleyDeats about 20 months ago
    who is gacieboo5

  • gracieboo5 about 20 months ago
    my daughter made a pair of these and she loves them, super cute

  • corinne.klinetop about 20 months ago
    I definitely want to try these out !!

  • Adrii718 about 20 months ago

  • leaellen about 20 months ago
    love it

  • christopher.reeves.54 about 21 months ago

  • sfora71 about 21 months ago
    I can't imagine that these would be comfortable.

  • CWink2012 about 21 months ago
    I <3 these

  • fanJules about 21 months ago
    I love it !

  • #swaggirl123 about 21 months ago
    I made these and they are so cool

  • kristie.jacobsen.75 about 21 months ago

  • sarah.potter.94214 about 21 months ago
    interesting but i would added padding and try to add more height.

  • cdyonne about 21 months ago

  • Asiam2B about 21 months ago
    I Made a few sets of these in the last few years for myself and my kids. What i did differently was to use hardboard for core stability and sturdyness, or if you want a built in grid peg board (the only difference between the two being the holes ) As well as i added cork cabinet liner to the bottom for anti slippage and a bit of impact absorbtion . I never had a problem with them braking . Also i doubled up on the thickness of the straps for durability:-) probably not normally needed however i sprint alot flip flops or not due to kids age range being toddler to 8 years old

  • tklassen about 21 months ago
    i made these once

  • tjpickard about 22 months ago
    I have never seen these before. Good idea.

  • linda23guard about 22 months ago
    thats smart and so is the padded idea

  • amazing & awsome about 22 months ago
    im gonnna make them but im gonna make them padded

  • trista.ott about 22 months ago
    Cute but I wonder how comfy they would be or if they would rub in between the toes?

  • betty.waldeck.10 about 22 months ago
    okay people will wear those are they just for show?

  • lowecarrie about 22 months ago
    Doesnt look comfortable at all.

  • franksbigmomma about 22 months ago

  • Duckie_Tape_Girl about 24 months ago
    not a lot of padding.. maybe add some cloth? looks super cute tho ;)

  • kmban about 25 months ago
    how long does It take for 'Duck Brand Admin' to approve a ducktivity?

  • ducktape1017 about 25 months ago

  • cbvducktape about 26 months ago
    they hurt ur feet there is no padding and they brake

  • tw_md_obryant about 26 months ago

  • Charlotte2430 about 26 months ago
    could i just do that on my flip flops

  • duckmaniaava about 26 months ago
    there awesome flip flops

  • duck+tape=awesome about 26 months ago
    lol #? who r u, trina riffon?

  • crazy4ducttape625 about 28 months ago
    those flip flops r #dabomb