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Monday, May 19, 2014

American Girl Duct Tape Flip Flop Sandals

This DIY craft comes straight from the Oldest Diva. She wanted to  make a pair of Mickey Mouse shoes for her AG doll. Her first attempt was to make these super cute and easy Duct Tape Doll Flip Flops.

Here's her step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: Trace your doll's foot on a piece of cardboard and cut out the tracing. Use your tracing to trace and cut out a 2nd piece of cardboard. These will be the soles of your flip flops.

Step 2Pick a patterned duct tape you would like to use for your flip flop (we used a fun Mickey Mouse pattern). Measure and cut two pieces of tape that are each 4 inches long. 

Step 3: Take your first piece of tape and fold it in half. 

Step 4: Attach the tape to the bottom of one of your cardboard soles, in the middle, with a small piece of duct tape.

Step 5: Use your doll's foot to measure and stretch the tape across, bringing it under the cardboard and sticking it down. Use a small piece of tape to keep everything down in the back. 

Your first flip flop is complete!

Repeat steps 3 thru 5 for your other flip flop.

Now your doll has some fashionable and cute flip flops to wear this summer!

We hope you enjoyed this DIY Kid Craft. 

Up next - our Duct Tape (Toms inspired) Doll Shoes. They use this tutorial as a starting point but the Oldest Diva took it even further and made an adorable pair of Mickey Mouse (Toms inspired) shoes! 

Happy Duct Tape Crafting!


  1. These are so neat! Such a creative idea!

  2. What a fun idea! My daughters will love giving this a try. Thanks.

  3. What a great idea, so simple.

  4. Way to go. Time for her own blog

  5. What a brilliant idea. I love it!

  6. Those are adorable sandals. Our kids would love them (or a bigger version they could wear.

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