DIY Water Balloon Flip Flops

Our entire family lives in flip flops all summer long. It’s the easiest thing to slip on and off at the pool, the park, the mall, the zoo, but we all get pretty sick of how boring the flip flops are. And as summer starts, days can seem long, and I hear lots of “I’m Bored!” We needed a fun activity to work on this summer, and wanted some new, fancier flip flops, so we decided to try and make water balloon flip flops to spruce them up a bit.

How to Make Water Balloon Flip Flops

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What you’ll need:

Once you have the colors you want, all it takes is a lot of knots! Each water balloon needs to be double-knotted so it won’t come undone as you wear your cute new summer water balloon flip flop sandals. I think this is great work for kid fingers. It might take a couple sessions of tying, but they’ll love watching the progress.

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After you tie a couple balloons make sure to squish them down to the end to give the flip flops the fluffy look. This is where you get into the 200+ water balloons. The flip flops tend to look pretty sparse if you don’t squish a lot of them on each side.

Love this summer project to make your own DIY decorated flip flops - all you'll need is a pack of water balloons! Mix and match patterns or make a rainbow pair. How to make these fun summer flip flops for kids (or adults) and just a few dollars!

You can mix it up with all the same colored water balloons or organize the colors to have a rainbow. You can purchase solid water balloon colors (ie. All purple) or get the variety pack and sort out the different colors. My kids liked the variety of colors all mashed together the best.

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After we got one side done, we all needed a break for our fingers before we started the other side. It wasn’t long before we had some super-cute new sandals for the summer! Straight through, it probably took us about two hours to complete one pair of flip flops (we did 4 30-minute sessions). Everyone loved their finished product and wore those new sandals with pride everywhere we went!

Love this summer project to make your own DIY decorated flip flops - all you'll need is a pack of water balloons! Mix and match patterns or make a rainbow pair. How to make these fun summer flip flops for kids (or adults) and just a few dollars!

My kids asked if we can do this to our flip flops every summer, and I’m all for it!! They take a little bit of time because of all of the knot tying but what’s more summery than water balloons and flip flops?

How else have you spruced up boring flip flops?

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About Jonna

I’m a mom to four kids, two girls, two boys (ranging from toddler to teen), and a part-time preschool teacher. I love all the crazy chaos life has to offer with a big family, but also try to make sure to take some time out for my own hobbies: reading, crafting, baking, and dating my husband. I am always up for a new adventure and willing to try anything at least once. I am a die-hard organizer at heart with a life that will not fit into my nice little box, so I am always on the hunt for tips, tricks and strategies to help smooth out the bumps on our crazy ride!

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DIY Water Balloon Flip Flops — 8 Comments

  1. Those are adorable!! I so wish I had some of those when I was little. I could have had ammo wherever I went to use on my brother! ha/ha Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  2. I have not spruced up boring Flip Flops, but I thing this is a very fun way to do it. My daughter and I would love to do this and have these for summer!

  3. Oh that is such a cute idea for the kids and looks so fun to make! Adorable for summer!