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How do you make flip-flops from a yoga mat?

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To make flip-flops from a yoga mat, stand on the mat, make two cutouts of each foot, stack them, glue them together, cut strips from the mat and glue them to the top of the foot pads. This project takes 45 minutes and requires scissors, a marker, a ruler and quick-drying glue.

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  1. Trace your feet

    Stand at one end of your yoga mat, and place your feet about 4 inches apart. Trace around each foot with a permanent marker, leaving 1/2 inch of space between your skin and the outline. Move to the other end of the mat, and trace your feet again.

  2. Cut out the tracings

    Cut out the foot tracings carefully with heavy scissors.

  3. Stack and glue the soles

    Spread a thin layer of strong glue on one of the left soles, and then place the second left sole on top of it. Glue the right soles together in the same way. Give the glue at least 15 minutes to dry.

  4. Trim the soles

    Place the stacked soles on a wooden work surface, and use a sharp knife to cut around the edges, until they are smooth and uniform.

  5. Cut the foot strips

    Cut four strips of mat measuring 6 inches by 3/4 inch. Step on the left sole and drape one strip directly behind your toes. If the strip is too long, cut off the excess, then set the strip aside. Drape another strip over your foot, about 1 inch from your ankle. Trim it if necessary. Glue both strips in place. Repeat with the other flip-flop to make a complete set.

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