DIY Water Balloon Flip Flops Craft

DIY Water Balloon Flip Flops Craft

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

flip flops
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.

DIY Water Balloon Flip Flops

Helpful Tips:

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.

Water Balloons

What do you do with extra water balloons? You have a water balloon fight, of course!

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Comments

  1. OMGOSH THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!
    we are in in in.

  2. Those are adorable! My daughter saw them and wants to make them!

  3. Those are so cute!

  4. Those are so cute and perfect timing because we have a pool party to go to on July 4th!

  5. Shoot, I want to wear those myself. So stinkin’ cute!

  6. Seriously these are the coolest flip flops EVER! I am seriously making these for myself! Love it! Maybe red, white and blue for the holiday!

  7. these are just as cute as your 4th of July flip flops!! So crafty!

  8. We did something similar with fabric strips at our family reunion last year but I love the idea of the balloons, so cute!!

  9. These are so cute. I used to make water balloon barrettes for my girls when they were younger.

  10. Those are super cute!!!

  11. How cute are those! I think I would wear them myself. :)

  12. Now that looks so cute, and I think I might give it a try. A great way to upcycle some old flip flops.

  13. Those are adorable! I need to make myself a pair. :)

  14. Cute! Love this idea, especially the water balloon fight.

  15. Not in a million years would I ever have thought of making water balloon flip flops. How absolutely adorable!

  16. Interesting idea. I bet my girls would have fun making these!

  17. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! I love how colorful they are!

  18. super cute! i’m terrified of balloons but i think even i could handle these. they can’t pop on me!!

    also
    i have the same color toenail polish on as your daughter

  19. Sarah L says:

    I have some old flip flops that would be spiffed up by doing this. Thanks for the lesson.

  20. that is so cute! I bet those would be a hit to have as party favors for a little girl’s birthday :)

  21. Look at how stinkin cute those are!!! I want to make some now. What a cute idea!

  22. My little niece would love those!

  23. This is adorable!! Pinning now :)

  24. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These are so cute and also a great project to do with kids. Thanks for the directions.

  25. These are so cute! I love this idea. So fun for kids to do too. I pinned this one for later use and had to share it on Google and Twitter. Thank you for sharing this one. And those blue toes are just adorable!

  26. These are so cute! What a fantastic idea.

  27. Okay dude those.are.awesome! Using balloons is genius.

  28. Krystal V. says:

    looks so cute!!

  29. That’s very cute and original. :)

  30. These are really cool!

  31. These are too cute!!

  32. This is super cute… LOVE it… Water balloons are always a big Hit with my kids..

  33. What a cool idea! Looks very cute

  34. what a cute looking and crafty idea to decorate your flip flops . They look so much more colorful with the balloons on them . This way you have two pair of flip flops to wear one with balloons , take them off have your plain flip flops . Even tho Im a adult I still like them for myself too

  35. These are awesome! I totally want a pair!

  36. These are awesome!! I wish I could wear them, but I’m allergic to latex!! Does anyone know if they make latex free balloons that I could use!! lol! My 5 yr old daughter Melanie will love them!!

  37. These are so cute! Perfect for the last couple of pool days we have left this summer :)

  38. Krissy Carr says:

    Oh my gosh! These are super cute! My girls would absolutely fall in love with them. Not to mention it seems like it would be super easy for them to do, too! Even my 16 year old would wear them.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Bookmarked!

    • Love this idea! That’s my next project. I like the idea of making the sandles with color balloon that match the season. Fun!

  39. Wow, are these a ton of fun! My daughter would LOVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing at MUNCHING MONDAYS!!! Nic

  40. These are so cute! Please come share your clever flip flops at the Anything Goes linky, if you have not already.

  41. Stopping by from Making Mon and these are terrific! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  42. :D Super cute idea! I’m going to share that with my 14 year old daughter.

  43. JaneEllen says:

    So darned cute, what a clever idea to give bunches of color and something different to flip flops which pretty much every body wears. I think I’ll make a pair of these for our 14 yr and 17 yr. grand daughters. This would be a great idea for a party of kids or adults. Great post. Happy days Pinning

  44. Oh wow, this is soo cute!!! Pinning!

  45. So cute! Can’t wait to make a pair to wear on the beach this summer!

  46. So fun!! I never would have thought. Thank you. I have two five year olds that will love this!

  47. These are just the cutest things, ever! What fun~ Thanks for the tip about alternating the direction of the balloons.

  48. LOVE these!! I have a tween daughter who is going to have the greatest time making these with her friends this summer…great idea for a birthday party!! Will pin this and be back to see more of your awesome blog, for sure! Thanks so much!

  49. I have never seen these before but they are awesome! I have never really been a flip flop kinda gal but I might have to be now!
    I’m hosting a party and would love for you to stop by and add this – http://www.supermommyclub.com/super-mommy-club-week-2/

  50. We made these too and my daughter LOVED them. They are so colorful. They just scream summer!

  51. I’m going to do this with my daughters. So cute! Over from SITS Sat.

  52. These are absolutely adorable!

  53. These are so stinkin’ cute! My daughter will certainly want a pair – or two – of these! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on being featured with Tumbleweed Contessa (where I found you :) ). Have a beautiful day!

  54. These flip flops are so darn cute! I cannot wait to make them with my daughter- she’s going to love them:)

  55. This is so cute! I am totally going to make some for my little girls. Pinned this!

  56. Shannon says:

    This is so fun. I wish I had a little one to make these with.

  57. wheezi (Jeanne Jewett) says:

    What a wonderfully simple unique idea! I know what I will be doing with my grand neice tomorrow! Thanks for the info :)

  58. I remember doing these when I was a little kid lol. I thought they were the best! only bad thing is the rubber can get brittle and break off, but you can always replace them because water ballons are so cheap!

  59. linda moore says:

    what a great idea! my daughter loves them, and so easy to do! TY

  60. These are adorable! I love them, you would never know from the pic they are balloons! Super cute!

  61. I LOVE these – the perfect girly, Summer craft! Thanks for sharing :) Visiting from the Saturday Night Fever link up! :) Come visit me!

  62. Kelly Tupick says:

    HAHA, these are so cute!! I never would have thought of these.

  63. so soo cute! I love the colors! I’m getting ahead on my weekend features… this post will appear on my Summer DIY ideas feature post. I’d love for you to come over and check it out. Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire.

  64. Love these. My little ones will think they are the bomb!!

  65. These flip flops are AWESOME! We featured them at the project stash link party! http://goo.gl/m9apqS

  66. These are so cute! And super resourceful may I say! (:

  67. Dorothy Teel says:

    THese water balloon flipflops are so cute, my older granddaughter made a set like them she loves them, thank you for sharing this information

  68. These are so cute! I’m over a craft for 10-year-old girls next week and this should keep them busy for awhile!

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