I’ve been seeing these water balloon flip flops all over the web, for as long as I can remember. But after being so happy with how our our ribbon flip flops turned out, I decided to give these a go. The concept is the same as with the ribbon flip flops, you are basically just tying them onto the strap of the sandal.
I picked up some basic flip flops at Michael’s the other day for $1.49, but a friend mentioned that she saw them at Target for just $1.00 – so this is a very inexpensive project. I also used (2) 60 count packs of water balloons at $.99 each, bringing the total cost of this project in at under $3.50!
What You’ll Need
120 water balloons
Beginning at one end of the flip flop strap, tie on a water balloon making a double knot at the top. For comfort, be sure that the smooth side of the balloon is touching the foot and the knot is facing upward. Continue tying balloons onto the flip flop until completely covered, alternating the direction of the balloons as you tie. This way you won’t end up with all tops on one side and ends on the other.
Stretch the balloons slightly before tying.
Once you tie the balloon on the strap pull it tight so the balloons appear fluffy.
Be sure to push the balloons close together as you work so that they are nice and tight.
This flip craft will be a little tricky for younger kids, because the balloons are so small. You could easily do this project with larger balloons.
What do you do with extra water balloons? You have a water balloon fight, of course!