How to Make Dutch Clogs Out of Paper

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The wooden clog shoe is an iconic image of Dutch life and culture. Though traditional clogs are made from wood, you can make look-alike clogs out of poster board. These paper clogs look like the original wooden ones but are simple in design as they slip over your normal shoes. This project is a great idea for a class project, as a way to teach about the Dutch culture, or even as part of a costume.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Poster board
  • Clear tape
  • Stapler
  • Elastic band
  • Markers
  • Print out the template for your paper Dutch clogs. Adjust the size as need to fit the your shoe size.

  • Cut out the template with scissors.

  • Trace the cut out onto the poster board twice, one for each shoe.

  • Cut out the poster board tracings.

  • Staple the back ends together to form the back of the clog.

  • Fold the tips of the shoes and secure the points with tape.

  • Make a small hole using the tip of your scissors on both sides of each clog.

  • Tie one end of the elastic to one hole.

  • Tie the other end of the elastic band to the other hole.

  • Repeat Steps 8 and 9 for the second clog.

  • Put on the paper clogs and slide them up your leg a bit before you put your shoes on.

  • Put your shoes on.

  • Slide the paper clogs down over your shoes and secure by placing the elastic band under your heel.

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