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Make Your Own Slippers

By Saakshi Khanna; Illustrations by Shinod AP

Most of us have slippers to wear inside the house and a different pair for outside use. So why not make your very own slip-ons that make you feel as if you are walking on clouds?

Make Your Own Slippers, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 73_1.gif The things you need:

1. The soles of any old pair of slippers.
2. A sheet of foam (1/2 inch thickness)
3 Cotton or flannel cloth (one square metre)
4. Ribbons
5. Adhesive
6. Scissors

Step 1: Cut the foam in the shape of the sole.

Make Your Own Slippers, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 73_2.gif Step 2: Double the cloth and trace out the shape of the foam. Draw another boundary one centimetre away from the traced boundary. Cut the cloth from the outer boundary.

Step 3: Run a stitch on the inner boundary, joining the two cloth pieces leaving an opening to insert the foam. Turn the cloth inside out and put the foam. Then, complete the stitch. You can back stitch either by hand or on the sewing machine.


Make Your Own Slippers, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 73_3.gif Step 4: Repeat the same procedure to make the strap. This time cut the foam into four identical, rectangular bands - two straps for each slipper. Remember, you have to make two folds to get four equal-sized cloth covers for the straps.

Make Your Own Slippers, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 73_4.gif Step 5: Spread the adhesive on the complete sole. First stick one end of the strap and then the foam, which you have covered with the cloth. Finally put some adhesive on the other edge of the strap and fix it underneath the foam.

Step 6: Make a bow with the ribbon and stick it on the strap. You can also do some embroidery on it.

Make Your Own Slippers, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 73_5.gif The slippers are ready to be worn but hey, don't be in a hurry. Let the adhesive dry for some time.

Make Your Own Slippers [Art & Craft Activities for Kids]
By Saakshi Khanna; Illustrations by Shinod AP

 

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