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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  1. says

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

  2. says

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

    i have the same color toenail polish on as your daughter

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says

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

  4. says

    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!

  5. ANN*H says

    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

  6. Cathie says

    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!!

  7. 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!

    • lazara says

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

  8. 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

  9. says

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

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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!

  12. 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 :)

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

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

  15. says

    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.

  16. 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

  17. Cami says

    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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