Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer

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Flip flops are a staple for any summer holiday. And no your kids can craft a unique pair of their own in this fun and easy summer flip flop craft for kids! They will almost be pretty enough to actually wear! This is a fun craft for great little and big kids to try this summer!

Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer

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How to Make A Flip Flop Craft

  1. Grab a piece of thin cardboard and trace your child’s feet on it. Make a little mark in-between their big toe and the second toe (between the toes you normally wear flip flops). Cut out foot outline.
  2. Use markers, crayons, paint (note: you will have to wait till it dries to finish the craft) or oil pastels to decorate your flip flops. The more color the better!
  3. Poke a hole at the mark you made in between the toes.
  4. Thread two pipe cleaners through and secure the ends with a piece of tape on the underside of the cardboard.
  5. Decorate the pipe cleaners with pony beads.
  6. Poke two more holes in the back just past the middle of the shoe on either side of the shoe.
  7. Slide each end of the pipe through and secure it on the underside with tape.
  8. Try on your flip-flops!
Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer
Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer
Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer
Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer

Age Suitability for this Flip Flop Craft

This craft is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level is low.

Difficulty to Create

Low to Medium. Younger children will need help with cutting and poking. Older children may need help with cutting.

Easy Flip Flop Craft for Summer

Skills Developed Flip Flop Craft

Hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Flip Flop Craft

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  • Thin piece of cardboard such as a cereal box
  • Markers, oil pastels, pencil crayons, crayons
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Pony Beads
  • Bamboo stick or something to poke holes

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