While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they are probably looking forward to summer vacation.
As a family, we always enjoy making a wish list of things to do, treats to eat, and places to go during the summer. This year, my girls made some unique and colorful painted paper flip-flops for their own summer wish-list posters. These posters are such fun to make and have us dreaming about summer for sure!
Supplies for Flip-Flop Posters:
- heavy paper (such as watercolor paper)
- your choice of decorating supplies – paints, markers, crayons, etc.
- 4 pipe cleaners per person
- glue stick
- large piece of colored paper for the background
Trace a pair of flip-flops onto heavy paper and mark where the holes for the straps will go.
Now it’s time to decorate your flip-flops. We chose to paint ours, but crayons, markers, or watercolor paints would work just as well. Your flip-flops might match…
… or they might use the same colors in different patterns. My daughters and niece had a great time being creative with their paper flip flops. Each pair was so unique! (They are also wishing there was a company that would print custom flip-flops like these!)
When the flip-flops are completely dry, it’s time to cut them out. Use a hole-punch to punch the three strap holes in each one.
Now let’s add the straps. Each flip-flop will use two pipe-cleaners, plus some beads for decoration if you want. Put both pipe cleaners through the top hole, fold down the ends on the back, and tape to hold in place.
Add colorful beads to each strap for decoration. Check to see that your beads don’t go past the holes at the bottom of your flip-flop.
Put the bottom of the pipe cleaner straps through each hole at the base of the flip-flop. Turn it over, fold the straps up, and tape in place. If you have a lot of extra pipe cleaner, go ahead and trim the ends.
Your flip-flops are done! (Go ahead and try them on now – we couldn’t resist!) Grab a large colored piece of paper for your background and glue down your flip-flops.
Ready to plan out your amazing summer? Fill the page around the flip-flops with all the fun things you want to do, see, learn, and eat this summer.
Find a place to display your summer fun flip-flop poster. Happy summer dreaming and crafting!