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How to Make Your Own Mud Boots

You'll want to wear these cool duct-tape boots whenever you're mucking around in the mud.


  • Step 1: Cut sole Cut two soles from the cardboard, using the insoles from your shoes as guides. Then slip your cut-out soles into an old pair of socks.
  • TIP: You can also insert an old pair of insoles into the socks.
  • Step 2: Stuff with newspaper Stuff the socks with newspaper to create a form for the boots. Add extra stuffing to the tops of the foot and ankle areas to make sure you'll be able to easily slip them on and off.
  • Step 3: Add duct tape Apply duct taping horizontally across the middle of the foot areas. Overlap pieces of tape by about ½-inch. Tape the socks until they're completely covered.
  • Step 4: Remove stuffing Remove the stuffing and try the boots on for comfort. Carefully cut areas that are too large or too small, and re-tape as necessary.
  • Step 5: Pray for rain Pray for rain so you can go outside and play in the mud with your cool duct-tape boots.
  • FACT: In 2008, at least 540 mudslides set off by rain were reported around the world, killing more than 2,100 people.

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Insoles
  • Socks
  • Newspaper
  • Duct tape
  • Shoe insoles (optional)

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